Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that its annual Women Helping Women dinner and luncheon will be held on October 23 and 24 at Kenmure Country Club. Each year, the Foundation hosts these two events to honor women of hope, celebrate caregivers, and to raise funds that provide financial assistance for treatment and preventive services for women's cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer and breast health.
The October 23 dinner event will celebrate caregivers and feature guest speaker Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, Division of Surgical Oncology at the UNC Department of Surgery who will speak about advances in cancer research, care and treatment. The evening will also honor the caregivers present in the room that evening including Dr. Bill Medina.
Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford will be the featured speaker for the luncheon on October 24. Ford will share his story and inspirational message about his mother's courage to talk frankly about her breast cancer, a subject only whispered about in the 1970s. This year's Woman of Hope will be announced at both the dinner and the luncheon, an honor received last year by Marcia Caserio.
"Think of Women Helping Women as a first responder to women in financial distress," says Kim Hinkelman, Executive Director of Pardee Hospital Foundation. "What we want women to hear this year, more than ever, is that Women Helping Women can – and does- provide assistance for a multitude of diseases and preventive services that women in our community so desperately need. The support of our community allows Pardee Hospital to continue to provide advanced, coordinated, compassionate care for these women." Women Helping Women started in 1998 primarily to assist women who needed preventive services like a mammogram, or treatment for breast cancer. The program and its parameters for assistance have expanded over the years to include all women's cancers, as well as heart disease, osteoporosis, and other diseases. If you know someone in need today, have them call 698-7334.
The cost for the dinner or luncheon is $125. Each ticket sold allows one uninsured or under-insured woman to receive a mammogram or another important screening that can prevent and treat cancers and other serious medical conditions. For more information about Women Helping Women or to register for the luncheon or dinner, visit www.pardeehospital.org/foundation or call 696.4666.
The Pardee Spirit of Women Program offers; Best Dressed: How to Dress for Health, Wellness and You. This unique program features an interactive fashion show that teaches women how to dress for whatever they are doing; whether it's a night out on the town, first day at the office or even hitting the trails on a hike with the family.
Pardee knows that when an individual is dressed their best, they feel confident. That is why this unique fashion show not only features fabulous styles, but provides tips that will keep participants on track to stay healthy in everyday situations. Fashion experts will also discuss appropriate dress for everyday situations.
This event is sponsored and supported by Belk, Blue Ridge Community College, Mast General Store, The Sanctuary, Sophie Magazine and TJ Maxx.
The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Flat Rock Playhouse, Downtown Hendersonville location. Seating is limited, and registration is required to attend. Register online at pardeespirit.org, or call the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.
Pardee is proud to be a Spirit of Women hospital – a network of hospitals and health care systems across the nation that inspire healthy lifestyle choices for women and their families. Pardee's Spirit of Women seminars, screenings and events will empower women to address and improve the health issues that effect them each day. Be a part of the movement and help us inspire the mothers, wives, sisters and friends in our community to take action and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Pardee Hospital is pleased to announce Daniel Grace, M.D., will be joining Pardee Fletcher Medical Associates, as an internist, on August 25, 2014.Dr. Grace received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., and completed an internal medicine residency at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine and Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. Dr. Grace is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Pardee Fletcher Medical Associates is located at the Mission Pardee Health Campus, 2695 Hendersonville Road, Suite 200, Arden NC. To make an appointment, call (828) 684-6035.
Pardee Hospital has launched a new Virtual Screening Center, a free tool aimed at helping the community identify risks for various health issues.
These virtual step-by-step risk assessments review hereditary and behavioral factors that could be putting individuals at risk for developing a health issue. At the end of the risk assessment, a comprehensive report will walk participants through their answers and explain how each factor can increase their risk. These reports are printer-friendly, and Pardee encourages individuals to share the risk assessment with their primary care provider to see if further steps need to be taken. The virtual screening tool can be accessed at www.pardeesignaturecare.org.
Those without a provider can visit www.pardeeselect.org and take Pardee's online compatibility tool to find providers that match their personality and approaches to health care.