used the Power of Pink to raise almost $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
CEO Debbie Keel and Lindsey Harber, director of Business Development of North Fulton Hospital, presented a check to Kelly Dolan, the executive director of the Greater Atlanta affiliate for $19,773. The donation encompasses the proceeds of the Power of Pink, the breast cancer awareness luncheon hosted by the hospital last month.
“To raise such a significant amount of money at an inaugural event is a point of pride for the hospital,” said Keel. “We could not have done it without our generous sponsors, the involvement of the community and the efforts of our Women’s Advisory Board.”
The event was held at the , where attendees were treated to lunch and a fashion show where breast cancer survivors modeled fall clothing pieces from Dillard’s Department Store.
“We know the mortality rate for breast cancer in Fulton County is higher than the national average,” said Dolan. “The proceeds from the Power of Pink lunch will enable Komen Atlanta to provide lifesaving breast cancer screening services to the women in the North Fulton community to help improve outcomes.”
Seventy-five percent of all funds raised for Komen Atlanta stay in the area and go toward screenings, treatment and support programs.
The Power of Pink event kicked off the hospital’s month long breast cancer awareness campaign, Check-Up for Chicks. The goal of the campaign is to remind and encourage local women to get their annual screening mammograms.