The Outer Banks Hospital Development Committee’s “Get Pinked!” campaign raised over $35,000 by partnering with 27 organizations and countless individuals in a community effort to make a difference.

“Once again we will be encouraging businesses and individuals to commit to raising a $1,000 donation in away that suits their individuality - either through employee campaigns, such as a “blue jeans” Friday, sales of unique and pink items or from customer donations,” said Linda Willey, Co-Chairman. “The Get Pinked! Campaign pledges once again that every $1,000 raised by our Get Pinked! Partners will go toward the detection and treatment of breast cancer right here in Dare County.”

Committee members have declared that it is unacceptable that that a highly treatable form of cancer is undiagnosed in Dare County because a patient cannot afford detection. “We want to give every woman and man in Dare County the very best chance to survive the disease of breast cancer,” added Carl Curnutte, Co-Chairman. “That’s our goal.”

Pictured here are committee members at a recent meeting to organize the 2011 campaign which they plan to publically begin in a few weeks. The Outer Banks Hospital’s Get Pinked! Committee members include (L-R) front- Linda Willey and Carl Curnutte, Co-Chairs of the campaign; back (L-R) Corie Davis, Amelia Anglin, Courtney Quillin, Dee McManus, Marie Neilson, Jarie Ebert (Development Director of The Outer Banks Hospital),Sara Keener, Richard Bruce, Margaret Wells (Outer Banks Hospital Board of Director), Brenda Spivey, and Jackie Symanski are excited to initiate the fund raising, awareness campaign called GET PINKED! They encourage businesses and individuals to become involved in this important campaign. Committee members not pictured include: Tim Cafferty, Gail Hodges, Top Palmer, Bobbie Perry, Demetri Poulis, Charles Read, Kim Stetson, Karen Warlitner.

For more information about the GET PINKED! Campaign and how to become a GET PINKED! Partner, call The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Office at 449-9183. The campaign will run August through October.