Donor Stories


Jean Ann Rushton and the Joseph McDowell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Support Pardee Cancer Center

The Joseph McDowell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Hendersonville with Regent, Jean Ann Rushton, were pleased to raise money for new Pardee Cancer Center. “Our chapter is really delighted to have a cancer center of this caliber so close to home. To have access to this level of care is phenomenal for Henderson County residents.”

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Brian Robinson’s Community Challenge

On Thursday, October 27, Brian decided to make a $500,000 pledge to the Pardee Cancer Center capital campaign. On Friday, October 28, at the annual Women Helping Women luncheon, Brian announced to a crowd of over 460 community leaders that he not only had pledged that amount, but that he would like to issue a challenge to the community to raise an additional $250,000, of which he will match dollar for dollar, in order to reach a total goal of $1 million.

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Longtime Hospital Supporters Donate to Cancer Center

Cancer survivor, Jim Crafton and his wife Shirley are both longtime supporters of Pardee Hospital. Both have either worked or volunteered their time at Pardee over the years and see their support for the Cancer Center as simply the right thing to do. “An investment in the Cancer Center and what it can do for people will be significant for our community,” says Jim.

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Dolly & Rakesh Agarwal Generously Donate to Cancer Center

Rakesh and Dolly Agarwal made a pledge to give $50,000 to the Pardee Cancer Center. The Agarwals noted that while they have not personally experienced cancer, they have both seen so many cases of cancer among their friends and close associates. They see them dealing with cancer and it makes them want to do something. “In our community, to have a Cancer Center such as this is a great thing.”

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