- Published on Sunday, 30 September 2012 00:46
- Written by Super User
All proceeds help local women in the fight against cancer
WILMINGTON, NC - Tickets are available for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon luncheon and evening cocktail party. Proceeds for the events support the NHRMC Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project, providing Comfort Bags to women newly diagnosed with cancer and free mammograms for women without insurance or resources to pay for the exam. The 15th Annual Pink Ribbon Events will be held on Thursday, October 4. The luncheon will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center and will feature an exclusive purse auction. The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Wilmington’s national best-selling author, Celia Rivenbark. The evening cocktail party, held at the Country Club of Landfall, will feature entertainment and an art auction, with all the art donated by local artists. Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor of the Pink Ribbon Events. Since 1998, the Pink Ribbon events, community partnerships and donations have raised more than $1.4 million and provided over 5,200 Comfort Bags to area women as they undergo treatment for cancer. These bags contain items that range from the practical to the inspirational and are designed to let women know they’re not alone as they go through a difficult period. The Pink Ribbon Project also funds mammography screenings for women in our region who do not have health insurance or financial resources, and follow-up diagnostic procedures for women who receive a suspect mammography result. Almost 700 women have received mammograms and any follow up diagnostics since October 2011, triple the number in 2010. For sponsorships or tickets, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org or call the NHRMC Foundation at 910.815.5002.