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Featured speaker, Jackie Pflug, for the Pardee Hospital Foundation's Women Helping Women events shared her life lessons after surviving an airplane hijacking and cancer. If you missed her article in Times-News on Saturday, click here to read it online.
Pardee Hospital Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on October 22 at Kenmure Country Club. Guests were there to unite for one cause – to help women in our community with their healthcare needs. Attendees came together to celebrate survivorship and to see how their collaborative gifts touch so many lives. The previous evening, on October 21, guests enjoyed the beautiful garden setting at Mélange Inn for the Meet the Speaker Dinner. Over $1.4 million has been raised since 1998 and has made a direct impact on Pardee Hospital by providing much needed equipment, facilities and services for women. The Women Helping Women program provides financial assistance to uninsured women with their healthcare needs at Pardee Hospital in regards to breast and other cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and other critical women’s health needs. These funds have touched the lives of over 900 women in need in our community. Thank you to the 80 sponsors and numerous supporters of our 2010 Women Helping Women events. Because of your generosity nearly $125,000 was raised to perpetuate the Women Helping Women program that makes a difference in the lives of women in need in Henderson County. Photos from the luncheon at Kenmure Country Club are below. Stay tuned for more photos to come from the dinner at Mélange Inn. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
Color her world beautiful. Whether tending the vibrant floral garden alongside her enclosed porch or opening the doors of her home for a casual, informational evening, Joan Martin spends her time making a difference in the world around her. When a Pardee Foundation volunteer asked her to host an event she knew it could be a positive way to help the hospital.
Being a cancer-survivor, she picked a program about cancer services including the nationally recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center located at the hospital. She and husband Jerry invited friends from their Sugar Hollow neighborhood to gather for wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as to hear W. Mark McCollough, MD, with Mountain Radiation Oncology, speak about oncology research and the value of the Center of Excellence to the community.
Joan believes that her neighbors are lucky to have Pardee nearby. And the Foundation knows that it is fortunate to have the friendship of the Martins. Thanks, Joan and Jerry, for the gracious hospitality and wonderful evening of sharing. If you would like to host an event or give in other ways, please contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.