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Hike to Health

[gallery link="file"] Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making Hike to Health a huge success with an excellent turnout of over 100 hikers. This past Saturday, Pardee hosted Hike to Health at DuPont State Forest. The community wellness event was very well received and participants were able to enjoy wonderful weather and a fun morning exercise. Participants hiked a total of three miles from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. Adults, kids, and family pets came out to enjoy the great outdoors and hike to the beautiful Wintergreen Falls. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday! We hope to see you again next year. A BIG thank you to our sponsors as well for their support of Hike to Health.  Sponsors of this year's hike included: Lighten Up 4 Life, Mission Children's Hospital, Mission Foundation, Morris Broadband, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Ken Shelton, M.D., Pepsi-Cola, WTZQ, Jongo Java, Hendersonville Community Co-Op, Immaculate Baking, FootRX and REI. Check out our photos from Hike to Health and send us your photos if you came out to the event. We would love to see them! Photos can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -L

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Chris Smith cooking demonstration a success

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Chris Smith, "The Diabetic Chef", was at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, June 3 for a cooking demonstration focusing on preparing and purchasing foods for individuals with diabetes and their families. Chris showcased three recipes and demonstrated how to prepare these recipes from start to finish. Recipes included simple chicken, seared and baked in the oven, maple carrots, and Chris's own version of strawberry shortcake made with fresh strawberries and toasted angel food cake croûtons for dessert. The audience of nearly 50 participants were able to purchase a Chris Smith cookbook and have it signed by the author after the cooking event. Be sure to register for our next cooking demonstration. John Pirrello, chef at Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge in Asheville, will be at the Pardee Health Education Center on Wednesday, June 30 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  John will be showing participants how to cook some of our favorite foods traditionally known as "unhealthy" in a healthy fashion. Registration is required prior to this free event. To register, call 1-866-790-WELL. -L

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Hike to Health: Registration Perks

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] If you haven't already signed up for Hike to Health, it's not too late! Pardee Hospital is hosting a community outdoor event, “Hike to Health”, on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. Participants will hike from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls, a total of 3 miles round-trip. There is a kids hiking loop just a few steps away from the entrance to the Wintergreen Falls hiking trail. Registration for “Hike to Health” is quick and easy. Interested participants will register by calling 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under.  The hike will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, hiking backpack, and healthy refreshments for before and after their hike. Pardee Hospital’s focus for Hike to Health is on community wellness to bring people together from Henderson County and the surrounding communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Our goal is to showcase hiking as a fun outdoors activity where you can get up and get active with your family and friends. The hike is also an opportunity for participants of Pardee Hospital’s Lighten Up 4 Life to kick-off the next trimester of weight loss. Organic coffee will be provided by Jongo Java and snacks donated by the Hendersonville Community Co-Op and Immaculate Baking. A "Hiker's Basket" will be given away at the event, along with other free goodies including: $10 FootRX gift certificates to all hikers, Jongo Java coupons, REI water bottles and reusable bags, event posters, and more! Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy a great outdoor activity, and earn some awesome items just by registering. See you on June 12! -L

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Pardee Hospital Foundation Names Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dorothy (Dot) Marlow, as its 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition and cultivation event held at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Pardee Foundation’s board of directors presents this award each year to a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Foundation and for the improvement of the community’s health care. The recipient acts as an advocate for philanthropy and perpetuates giving within the community. Past winners of this award include Marcia Caserio, L. Howard Carl, Jr., Bob and Doris Eklund, Colin Thomas, M.D., Grace Vineyard, and Phillip Sellers, M.D. The award was presented to Marlow by Dr. Sellers. In selecting this year’s award recipient previous winners of the award recognized Marlow’s long-time dedication to Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation, Pardee’s Chaplaincy program as well as numerous other organizations in Henderson County. Marlow’s selfless determination and proven leadership has been demonstrated in multiple settings. Her achievements include 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals and 2005 recipient of the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Sauer Award. For over 25 years Marlow has served as board member of Pardee’s Chaplaincy program, and a board member of Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation. Marlow led the effort as chair of Pardee’s public relations board helping to complete the history of Pardee Hospital book entitled, “Generations of Excellence” which was authored by Louise Bailey. Marlow was the first female board chair of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, president of the United Way campaign, fundraising chair for a community campaign for Vocational Solutions, leader in Pardee’s $5 million emergency department fundraising campaign, and Hendersonville United Methodist Church fundraising campaign. “Not the least of her involvements has included the teaching of the Alma Lee Chevis Sunday School class at the First Methodist Church for many years. She has perpetuated her strong faith in her many interactions with organizations. Her positive work has benefitted so many,” remarked Sellers. Pardee Foundation’s annual donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home.

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"The Diabetic Chef" Coming to Pardee

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"] Chef Chris Smith, author of  the Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, both 1ed by the American Diabetes Association, will be coming to the Pardee Health Education Center for a cooking demo on Friday, June 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. Chris has over 20 years experience in the culinary field. Focusing on healthy cuisine, Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation.  He has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Web MD, and Southern Living magazines.  National television appearances include DLIFE and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Currently, Chris is working as a researcher with Wake Forest University, in the development of lifestyle skills and applications. “Cooking with Chef Chris” public radio program is currently in production.  He is the Chef for Team Type I as they compete in the 2010 RAAM  Race or “Race across America.” Chris also rides and is currently training for the JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Death Valley, CA held this fall. Chris Smith is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes.  He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Signed copies of Chris' latest cookbook will be for sale at the event for $20. Pre-registration for the  cooking presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center is required. To register call 1 (866) 790-WELL or (828) 692-4600. -L

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