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For Immediate Release: August 10, 2015

ARMC Mainland Auxiliary to hold seventh annual Pike-a-thon
Event proceeds to benefit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at hospital’s
Center for Childbirth

Approximately 125 riders are expected to participate in the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Auxiliary’s seventh annual Pike-a-thon Sunday, August 16. Proceeds will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC’s Mainland Campus, Pomona, New Jersey. In addition to the rider’s registration fees, the principal sponsor for this event is Purdy Mechanical, Inc. Our community partner is The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The motorcycle run through the Pine Barrens will start and stop at Atlantic County Harley Davidson, 219 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ, making three stops along the way. Participants’ registration includes a barbecue-style lunch as well. Lunch will also feature prizes, raffle, and live music. In addition, baked goods provided by the Atlantic County HOG Chapter will be for sale.

The event will take place rain or shine. Registration is $20 for riders and $10 for passengers and begins at 10 a.m. at Atlantic County Harley-Davidson; last rider will leave by 11:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at 1:30pm. Non-riders are also able to enjoy festivities for $15.

For more information, contact Rita Purdy at ritapurdy@comcast.net or 609-576-3555.

About 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.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org



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.

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