To celebrate National Pharmacy Week, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital and HopeRx are teaming together to host a Pill Drop to help the fight against prescription drug abuse. We will be collecting all unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication with the exception of chemotherapy medications and needles.
The event will be heald from 9 a.m. untill 1 p.m. in the Pardee Medical Office Building Parking lot on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Shannon Huff, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is a board-certified OB/GYN at Pardee OB/GYN Associates in Fletcher. Dr. Huff received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a residency and internship in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
As a woman, Dr. Huff understands the importance of taking care of not only the baby during pregnancies, but the mother as well. By connecting with patients, she instills trust in families that she will be with them every step of the way. Dr. Huff is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Pardee OB/GYN Associates - Fletcher
2695 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704
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.