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NHRMC Foundation

Special Events

 Annual Events

Founders' Gala is the official kick-off event for Wilmington's social season, is the premiere black tie event in the area and the best party in town!

Over 600 attendees of the 14th Annual Founders' Gala Presented by Knox Clinic enjoyed savory dishes from some of Wilmington's finest restaurants in the Casino Royale transformed Air Wilmington Hangar while rocking out with Jessie's Girls. This year's event raised $108,000 to fully fund an endowment for the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital at NHRMC. Congratulations to the entire Gala committee on this wonderful event! Sincere thanks to all our sponsors and attendees! With out your time, talent & efforts this endowment for the women and children served at NHRMC would not be possible!   

Red Dress Luncheon
 Proceeds from this annual event provide community wide cholesterol screenings, cardiac disease risk assessments and education materials for women in our region in hopes of curbing the devastating effects of heart disease amont women.  The 2014 event raised more than $28,000, funding community-wide cholesterol screenings, cardiac disease risk assessments and education materials for women in the hope of curbing the devastating effects of heart disease among women. This year also raised funds for the Marlene Sigler Cardiac Rehab Endowment.  Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, retailers, models and volunteers!

Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament  Over the past 21 years, the Coastal Classic has raised more than $2.4 million for New Hanover Regional Medical Center to purchase equipment, fund programs and provide vital services for our patients. 


The Pink Ribbon Project  events are held throughout the month of October to provide needed funds for cancer services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. These services include the Healing Arts Network, mammography screenings and Pink Ribbon comfort bags. In addition to the annual Pink Ribbon luncheon there are also a number of third-party and community partner events hosted by local business' and organizations held through out the month of October. The 2013 Third Party events raised more than $100,000 for the NHRMC Pink Ribbon Project. We are proud to report that $76,000 was raised on October 3, 2013 at the luncheon and November 1, 2013 cocktail party!


Bill Wright Award Recipients:

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink Ribbon Rochelle Meyer Heather Thornton Teresa Maready & Corina Lucaciu

Drea Adgent

Christian Swiers

Founders Gala Becky Spivey Melissa Fallis Lottie Arnold Mary Beth Moore Jenny Purvis
Red Dress Robin Harper Pretty Patel Lisa McLaughlin Haleigh Beyer Hughes Ann Weaver
Coastal Classic Susan Ludlum Tina Poole Becky Crain Dick Bernhard John Stevens
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