December 20, 2014

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Women Helping Women 2014

Giving Hope to Women Without Healthcare Resources

Pardee Hospital Foundation founded Women Helping Women in 1998 to address a morbid trend: Henderson County had the second highest death rate for breast cancer in the state.

Today, thanks in large part to Women Helping Women and other charitable health-care programs, we have reduced the morbidity rate in Henderson County well below the state average to the lowest 15 percentile – 85th out of 100 counties in the North Carolina.

Since 1998, Women Helping Women campaigns have raised more than $1.6 million for equipment, facility renovations, screenings and health-care services for women. In 2013, Pardee Hospital Foundation's Women Helping Women campaign raised $135,000 to add to the on-going Women Helping Women fund for financial assistance for uninsured women for their healthcare needs at Pardee Hospital.

Nearly 1,000 women have received financial assistance from Women Helping Women funds since 1998. Our goal for 2014 is to raise more than $130,000 so more lives can be saved.

The Women Helping Women Committee is dedicated to improving the health of uninsured and under-insured women in Henderson County. Contributions provide screenings, treatments, services, improved facilities and new equipment purchases to meet the most critical health needs of women in Henderson County.

Funding Areas Include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Other Women's Cancers
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Other Critical Health Needs for Women

 Women's Health Facts

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Henderson County. The most frequently diagnosed cancers in women are: Breast Cancer, Lung/Bronchus, and Colon/Rectum.
  • North Carolina's Central Cancer Registry predicts 9,130 new cases of breast cancer and 2,729 cases of other women's cancers will be diagnosed in the state in 2012.
  • Of the 10 million Americans who have osteoporosis, 8 million are women. Approximately 1 in 2 women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.
  • Early detection of breast and other cancers have dramatically reduced mortality rates.

Your Donation Will Help Provide:

  • Preventative screenings
  • Treatments
  • Health Education
  • Vital medical equipment to diagnose and treat women's cancers
  • Save lives

2014 Women Helping Women Events

  • Women Helping Women Dinner: Thursday, Oct. 23 Kenmure Country Club, 6:00 p.m.
  • 17th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon: Friday, Oct. 24, Kenmure Country Club, 11:30 a.m.