Eighth Annual Pink Ribbon raises more than $90,000

October 28, 2005
WILMINGTON – The Pink Ribbon event, which has grown to the point of having to add a dinner to accommodate all participants, has raised $90,000 for cancer services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Beneficiaries include the Pink Ribbon project, which supplies area physicians with comfort bags to give to women diagnosed with cancer. To date, more than 2,500 bags have been distributed to women because of the Pink Ribbon fund-raising event held annually at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Wrightsville Beach. The Coastal Care Van, a mobile health clinic that provides screenings and education to people who may not otherwise have access to health care, also benefits from the annual Pink Ribbon event, as does the Healing Arts Network, a program that uses individualized therapies like music, humor and pets to help patients find new approaches to dealing with illnesses. Healing Arts practitioners complement traditional medical services and help patients think and relax in a positive and peaceful environment. New this year is the Pink Ribbon·Blue Tie Golf Tournament. The captain’s choice tournament is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation with a 12:00 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the Pink Ribbon·Blue Tie Golf Tournament will enable the NHRMC Foundation to distribute comfort bags to area physicians who provide medical care to men. The customized bags are filled with items to bring comfort to the body and spirit of men diagnosed with cancer. To learn more about the Pink Ribbon·Blue Tie Golf Tournament, contact the NHRMC Foundation at 910.815.5002 and/or click here.###