For Immediate Release: August 28, 2015
The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Mainland Auxiliary held its seventh annual Pike-a-thon to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC’s Mainland Campus August 16.
More than 140 people attended the event at Atlantic County Harley Davidson on the White Horse Pike in Galloway. The riders, non-riders, including Community partner Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and and principal sponsor Purdy Mechanical, Inc., raised a total of $6,307 for the NICU.
The motorcycle run started and ended at Atlantic County Harley Davidson in Galloway. Attendees enjoyed a BBQ-style lunch post-ride, prizes, a raffle, and live music by The New Sense. In addition, the Atlantic County HOG Chapter sold baked goods. Ben and Brenda Petrovic, owners, Atlantic County Harley Davidson, donated use of their store and most of the food for the Pike-a-thon. Rita Purdy, Auxiliary member, who coordinated the event.
For more information about the ARMC Mainland Auxiliary, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or visit www.atlanticare.org.
About ARMC Mainland Auxiliary
ARMC’s Mainland Auxiliary raises funds for patient services throughout ARMC including the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, the Heart Institute, and the Progressive Cardiac Care and Acute Care for the Elderly units. Among donations made to ARMC Mainland campus are the Joie de Vivre statue, which stands at the entrance to the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth; medical equipment and supplies; clothing; and teddy bears for distribution to patients with invasive breast cancer. Founded in 1974, the Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient services at ARMC Mainland, and in 2013 pledged $500,000 to support the expansion of ARMC’s Mainland Campus.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.