By Suzanne Dumaresq
The Pink Ride, a fundraising event that has been held for 10 years running and raised more than $160,000 for St. Joseph Hospital’s Breast and Oncology Care Center.
What is it?
The event is a snowmobile ride held by the local club, the Hollis Nor’Easters. The upcoming event will be held in February, 2022, in Hollis. And, yes — riders are encouraged to don pink attire of all kinds – hats, gloves and safety gear — and enjoy a winter day and a sled ride to help support an incredibly worthy cause.
Over 10 years, the funds raised by this event have been invaluable in providing cancer patients access to immediate, expert and compassionate care in their local community. The hospital’s Breast Care and Oncology Care Center offers advanced diagnostic and treatment options. Patients can rest assured they’ll receive the high-quality care and considerable support they’ll need to take on what may be a challenging journey.
What’s the Impact?
Most recently, funds raised were used to purchase a state-of-the-art LOCalizer. This new, non- invasive system precisely guides the surgeon to the exact location of a lump. Improving the efficiency of this procedure typically reduces a patient’s stress level and shortens surgery. “It’s new technology we were excited to implement to improve care,” shared Sabine H. Manoli, M.D., FACS, a breast surgeon at the St. Joseph Hospital.
Support Pink Events
The snowmobile ride has been so successful, the Hollis Nor’Easters have expanded the fun and fundraising to include the Pink Motorcycle Ride and the Pink Equestrian Ride. For event details and information on how to participate, please visit noreasters.org.