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.