Pardee Hospital Foundation will host its 16th Annual Women Helping Women events October 24 and 25 at Kenmure Country Club. Over 350 members of the community will attend this annual dinner and luncheon to celebrate cancer awareness, survivorship and to see first hand how their collaborative gifts touch so many lives.
This year’s keynote speaker, Shannon Miller – the most decorated Olympic gymnast in America turned health and wellness advocate, national speaker and author – will share her inspirational message of courage and grace at the Women Helping Women dinner and luncheon. After retiring from Olympic competition, Miller earned undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship, and a law degree from Boston College. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2011, Miller went into battle mode. Using her faith and lessons learned through gymnastics to set goals and keep a positive mental attitude, Miller is proud to be a cancer survivor.
“A diagnosis of cancer is a game changer. We find strength and courage that we never knew we had. Yes we will get knocked down…but we learn that we cannot give in or give up. We learn to fight back.” said Miller. Shannon Miller has earned seven Olympic and nine World Championship medals, and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame twice.
Pardee Hospital Foundation will also announce the 2013 Woman of Hope. The Woman of Hope award honors women in the community for sharing their stories of courage, determination and will as they faced cancer and other diseases. Past Women of Hope are on display at the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee.
Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women Committee plans to raise over $130,000 from the generosity of sponsors and attendees. The Pardee Hospital Auxiliary once again made the lead gift with a generous contribution of $12,500. Diamond sponsors include Hendersonville Surgical Associates and Eleanora W. Meloun with generous contributions of $6,000 each. Gold sponsors include Carolina Village, Mountain Radiology and Oncology, Hendersonville Times-News and UBS Financial Services with generous contribution of $3,000 each.
Funds that are raised from Women Helping Women provide financial assistance for uninsured and under-insured women for their health care needs at Pardee. Specifically, these needs address diagnostic screenings and procedures for cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and other critical women’s health needs.
Women Helping Women 2013 Dinner
Celebrating the Caregivers
Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Kenmure Country Club: business or cocktail attire
16th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon
Grace Under Pressure
Friday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Kenmure Country Club: business attire
$125 for dinner or lunch
Pardee Hospital Foundation's 18th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $100,000 to purchase vital medical equipment for Pardee Hospital.
More than 160 golfers competed in this year's event featuring 9-hole and 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community's health care. This year's tournament proceeds helped the foundation purchase an angiography imagery device used in orthopedic, vascular and general surgeries. This device will be used for diagnosing and removing blood clots, placing vascular stents and during bypass surgeries.
"As a member of Pardee Hospital Foundation board of directors, I am proud of the continued generous support of Pardee Hospital and by those who recognize their community hospital's outstanding service and quality. They trust their lives and those of their families to a dedicated, award-winning team of nurses, physicians and staff," said Lynn Matykiewicz , co-chair of this year's tournament and past president of the Pardee Hospital Foundation board of directors.
A total of 41 sponsors supported this year's Tournament of Champions. UNC Health Care System and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville served as Diamond Sponsors. Ameri-Quipt of NC, Inc.; Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; HealthCare Claims Management; Hendersonville Health & Rehab/Beystone Health & Rehab, a Sanstone Community; KBR Building Group; Pardee Hospital; ParsecFinancial Management, Inc.; Times-News; Wells Fargo; and Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA., served as Gold Sponsors.
Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $1.9 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care.
Pardee Hospital Foundation will hold its Diamond Jubilee Gala on Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College Technical Center. The Diamond Jubilee Gala will be held in honor of Pardee Hospital's 60 years of dedicated health care services to the community.
The Diamond Jubilee Gala will include a silent auction, dinner and live music. The foundation will present the tenth Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year Award to a member of the community who has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, to Pardee Hospital Foundation and for the improvement of the community's health care. The foundation will also present the first Physician of the Year Award. This award will be given to a Pardee physician whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedication to compassionate patient care and a commitment to improving the lives of people throughout the community. To nominate a physician, contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.
The Diamond Jubilee Gala is open to the public. For information on tickets, sponsorships and details, contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666 or visit pardeehospitalfoundation.org.
The Pardee Hospital Foundation was presented a check for $11,250 on April 19, by the golf committees of Hendersonville Elks Lodge 1616 and American Legion Post 77, in honor of Steve Summey following the inaugural Steve Summey Memorial Golf Tournament. The proceeds from the tournament went to the foundation to support Pardee's cancer services.
"This golf event was a wonderful thing for Steve's friends to do to honor him, and the $11,250 raised will be used to help purchase vital equipment at the Pardee Comprehensive Cancer Center," said Kim Hinkelman, Executive Director, Pardee Hospital Foundation.
Summey was co-owner of Summey Plumbing & Heating and a long-time member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 77 and of Crooked Creek Golf Club where the Steve Summey Memorial Golf Tournament was held April 6 - 7. The community came together to hold a memorial golf tournament for Summey following his brave battle with cancer.