The field of golfers was full at our 21st Annual Tournament of Champions golf tournament held on Monday, May 2 at Kenmure Country Club. Participants played 18 holes of golf in either the morning or afternoon tournament, followed by an awards ceremony and dinner in the evening. Besides competing for the lowest score, participants also took their chances on longest drive, closest to the pin on four holes, and a hole-in-one contest. (more…)
Our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, April 23rd at Hendersonville Country Club was a huge success with more than 150 people in attendance. We enjoyed a great day of outdoor fun with music by Sound Extreme, kids activities, and food from Mojo’s BBQ food truck. This year, we raised more than $10,000 through team registration and sponsorship. Lead sponsors include Hendersonville Country Club, Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick, Hendersonville Eye Care, James & Kelly Longman, and Horizon Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC. (more…)
OCTOBER 7, 2015: Emmy-nominated actor and seasoned TV host Samantha Harris will share her journey with breast cancer as keynote speaker at the Women Helping Women luncheon on Oct. 30. This will be the 18th annual Women Helping Women event hosted by Pardee Hospital Foundation; proceeds go toward funding breast cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women.
Read Beth De Bona’s article in The Times News for more.
Do you have plans for this weekend? Might we humbly suggest visiting the Flat Rock Playhouse downtown stage Saturday night to catch a reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit?
Wit, for those unfamiliar, is the intimate story of one woman’s journey following her cancer diagnosis. Viewers will hear the story as told from the main character’s point of view. With a minimal cast, it is the evolution of the patient, a renowned English scholar and professor, throughout her treatment that fascinates. A poignant reflection on intellect and compassion, writer Margaret Edson has created a shockingly humanistic experience for audiences. This true masterpiece, combined with the artistry of our friends at Flat Rock Playhouse, promises to deliver a memorable theatre experience. (Word to the wise: bring a tissue. When we say poignant, we mean poignant.)
Less tissue-worthy is the fact that all proceeds from this one night only performance will benefit Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women program.
What’s Women Helping Women?
- Pardee Hospital Foundation founded Women Helping Women in 1998 to address a morbid trend: Henderson County had the second highest death rate for breast cancer in the state.
- Today, thanks in large part to Women Helping Women and other charitable health-care programs, we have reduced the morbidity rate in Henderson County well below the state average to the lowest 15 percentile – 85th out of 100 counties in the North Carolina.
- Since 1998, Women Helping Women campaigns have raised more than $1.7 million for equipment, facility renovations, screenings and health-care services for women. In 2014, Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women campaign raised $145,000 to add to the on-going Women Helping Women fund for financial assistance for uninsured women for their healthcare needs at Pardee Hospital.
- Nearly 1,000 women have received financial assistance from Women Helping Women funds since 1998.
Showing is at 6:00 pm on October 24th. Tickets are only $10 and are available by calling the Flat Rock Playhouse box office at 828.693.0731 or by clicking here.
Thanks for checking back to find out about the second half of our mission – educating our community to support Pardee Hospital. We’re really excited to introduce you to our newest program that is leading the way in community health education and outreach: The Faith Community Health program.
Faith Community Health is a dynamic partnership facilitated by the Foundation between faith communities, Pardee Hospital services and physician groups, and community resources.
This collaboration allows the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers, and a network of local resources to work together to promote holistic health. Pardee Hospital nurses volunteer their time and talent to partner with their home faith communities, providing a direct line of care through screenings, learning opportunities, and health counseling. Members of these faith communities not only benefit from the proximity to health resources but also from the opportunity to communicate potentially sensitive concerns with a familiar face. Within a manner of months, we already have seven local churches partner with us to bring the program to their congregations, and five nurses have undergone training to participate.
This program is a great extension of our work within Women Helping Women in which we support women in WNC by offering both financial and emotional support to those who need it.
If you aren’t already familiar with our Women Helping Women program, there are tons of opportunities in October to get engaged!
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Come join us for a staged reading of WIT at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on October 24. (Call the Playhouse at 828.693.0731 for tickets. Only $10 each!)
We hope you will join us for this year’s Women Helping Women luncheon on Friday, October 30th at 11:30 AM at the Blue Ridge Community College. Register here.
It is a daily occurrence here at our office to have folks stop by and ask for directions. Most people are looking for their doctors, but some need help finding their vacation rental, their lawyer, or even the nearest doughnut shop. (And really, don’t we all need to know where to find the nearest doughnut shop?) We have become a direction hub, and we’ve heard it all.
Two of the most common follow up questions after the direction inquiry are “So what ARE you all exactly?” and “What is it that you DO?” We’d like to answer these questions by sharing our mission.
By the books, the mission of Pardee Hospital Foundation is to
inspire and educate the community to support Pardee Hospital.
Established in 1953, Pardee Hospital is a 222-bed, not-for-profit community hospital that provides quality, compassionate care to improve the health of the communities it serves.
First, how do we inspire our community? For one of the best examples, register for our Women Helping Women luncheon on October 30th and see for yourself!
WHW is a program that supports women in WNC by offering both financial and emotional support to those who need it. By attending and contributing to this event, you’ll support those who are without the means to pay for the screenings, treatments, and care they need.
Every year, Women Helping Women event speakers share powerful, inspiring stories. This year, Samantha Harris (of Dancing With The Stars and Entertainment Tonight) will share her triumphs and struggles overcoming an awful hurdle – a breast cancer diagnosis. Her positivity and energy are contagious, and you may leave with inspiration enough to save the world!
Check back in the next couple of weeks to hear more about the second part of our mission: educating the community.
If you’re already feeling inspired to get involved with PHF, let us know by contacting us, donating, or registering for the Women Helping Women luncheon. (We’re almost at half capacity, so reserve your seat soon!)