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NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

Pink Ribbon Project

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THE STORY:

Since it’s inception in 1998, the Pink Ribbon events and donations have raised more than $1.4 million to provide funding for mammography screenings, early detection of breast cancer and Comfort Bags for women in community.

Proceeds from Pink Ribbon Project provide funding for local women, without health insurance or other financial resources, to receive mammography screenings at one of five (5) approved NHRMC regional sites. On average, the Pink Ribbon Project funds more than 400 mammography screenings each year as well as funding for any diagnostics that may be required for a suspect result.

Donations to the Pink Ribbon Project have also funded the purchase and distribution of more than 4,400 Comfort Bags to area women as they undergo cancer treatment. Distributed by the NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center and area physician groups, the Pink Ribbon Comfort Bags are designed to bring comfort to women as they traverse through their cancer journey… from diagnosis to treatment. Items included in the bags are:

• There’s No Place Like Hope, a guide to beating cancer by Vickie Girard;
• A pink fleece blanket to keep patients warm during treatments;
• A small pillow to use during chemotherapy and as a cushion between the seat belt and chest after surgery;
• A Pink Ribbon Daytimer® planner to keep track of appointments and write down questions for their doctor;
• A satin pillowcase for comfort after hair loss and an herbal eye pillow to help with relaxation;
• The Satin Pillow, a book of helpful, non-clinical information and resources by Alyson Barnard and Jocelyn Lynch.
• Other necessities like a soft toothbrush, soft mints, Avon® lip balm and hand sanitizer.

The Pink Ribbon Project has allowed for more than 1,300 women to receive mammography screenings over the past five years, has provided comfort to area women undergoing cancer treatment and raised community-wide awareness of women with cancer and the benefits of early diagnosis & screening for breast cancer.

The 14th annual Pink Ribbon breakfast, luncheon and dinner will be held October 13, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Wrightsville Beach and will continue support of its mission for women & cancer. This year’s event is chaired by Heather Thornton. We are please to announce that Best selling author Mary Kay Andrews will lend her talents to this year’s event as well as favorite local musician Bibis Ellison and artist Abby Spangle Perry.

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