April 20, 2014



Pardee Hospital Foundation hosts a variety of events to keep donors, patients, families and the community in touch with the Foundation and the hospital.

Fundraising events provide meaningful and enjoyable ways for individuals, corporations, businesses and community partners to support the hospital. Through your involvement with the Tournament of Champions and Women Helping Women, Pardee is able to increase its margin of excellence to better serve the community.

Other events held throughout the year focus on education and appreciation. This year we will have our Diamond Jubilee Gala in June, which celebrates the positive impact of charitable giving by awarding the Philanthropist of the Year as well as the Physician of the Year.

Please contact Tammy McCurdy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 828-696-4666 for more information about attending an event, volunteering for an event, hosting an event or giving in other ways.


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Tournament of Champions 2014

Pardee Hospital Foundation is proud to announce the Tournament of Champions will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, the tournament has raised nearly $1.6 million to support Pardee Hospital facilities, equipment and programs since 1996 as well as providing affordable quality healthcare in our community.

We invite you to consider supporting this year's tournament, which will highlight the Foundation's 19th anniversary as well as directly benefit patients and services of Pardee Hospital and the community. The 2014 Tournament of Champions goal is to raise $85,000 to help Pardee Hospital purchase a new BK Medical Flex Focus 400 Urology Ultrasound unit with superb imaging capabilities to detect the early signs of prostate cancer in a less invasive process.

We will hold a two 18-hole tournaments – one in the morning followed by and 18-hole tournament in the afternoon. Seniors 65+ who have a handicap of 15 or higher will be allowed to play from the gold tees on the Kenmure course.


Annual Gala Celebration

Thanks to a host of generous sponsors, The Annual Gala Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

The announcement of our Pardee Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year always promises to be a highlight of the evening. Pardee Foundation established the annual Healthcare Philanthropy Award to honor a donor who has provided long-term gifts and who volunteers time to Pardee Hospital and the Foundation as well as other healthcare organizations in our community. Recipients of this prestigious award are community leaders who selflessly advocate for healthcare philanthropy and inspire giving in Henderson County.

Last year Pardee Foundation established a Physician of the Year award. This award is presented annually to recognize a physician at Pardee Hospital whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedication to compassionate patient care, and a commitment to improving the lives of countless hundreds of people throughout the community. The award seeks to identify and recognize multi-accomplished physicians who have enriched the field of medicine and who have demonstrated a love of the profession of medicine.

Stay tuned to this website and Pardee Foundation's Facebook page for updates about this year's extra special event.


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.