WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Pink Ribbon Project has been awarded $50,000 from the local Susan G. Komen affiliate.
The grant, provided by Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast, will enhance the ability of the Pink Ribbon Project to reach more low-income and medically underserved women, according to Claire Parker, media relations coordinator for NHRMC. The grant money will also provide funding for 300 mammogram screenings in a six-county region that includes Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender counties.
"We are grateful for the support of Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast to help expand the Pink Ribbon Project and serve a greater number of people in need," said NHRMC Foundation Vice President of Development and Executive Director Schorr Davis."This partnership allows the underserved in our region to have expanded access to potentially life-saving mammograms, follow-up diagnostics and services."
Since 1998, the NHRMC Pink Ribbon Project has raised more than $2.3 million to fund mammography screenings for those who do not have health insurance or financial resources. It also provides follow-up diagnostic procedures for patients who receive a suspect mammography result; and has provided more than 7,000 Comfort Bags to patients as they undergo treatment for cancer.
"Komen NCTC is proud to partner with the Pink Ribbon Project and the NHRMC Foundation in the early detection of breast cancer," said Pam Kohl, executive director of Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast. "We are delighted that the dollars raised at our annual Wilmington and Triangle Races for the Cure will help fund our mutual mission of providing services and support to the members of our community who may not otherwise have the financial ability to access these vital services."
To learn how the NHRMC Pink Ribbon Project assists with mammogram screening vouchers and support, call Iris Baker at (910) 667-8297.