Women Helping Women

Pardee Hospital Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Women Helping Women

Pardee Hospital Foundation hosted the 20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Blue Ridge Community College. Susan Bullard, Pam Laughter, Sally Massagee and Pat Whiteside were announced as the 2017 Women of Hope, an honor that recognizes these women as beacons of hope and inspiration for their strength and perseverance when faced with difficult health and life challenges. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, donors, and guests, this year’s event raised more than $142,000 to help uninsured or under-insured women receive a mammogram or other important health screening.

Best-selling author and CBS contributor Lee Woodruff was featured as this year’s keynote speaker. Lee knows that life can change in an instant. One minute, you’re a successful freelance writer and businesswoman, mother of four children and wife of Bob Woodruff, the newly appointed co-anchor of ABC’s World New Tonight. The next minute, your life turns upside down when your husband is severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Showing immense courage, Woodruff held her family together and shared her personal story to a sold out crowd of over 440 people.

Women Helping Women is a program that supports women in WNC by offering both financial and emotional support to those who need it. What started in 1998 as a group of women offering means to pay for various cancer screenings and treatment has transformed into a large philanthropy of women offering the resources, strength, and hope to help them get through various medical conditions. Click Here to learn more about Women Helping Women and our Women of Hope.

Mark Your Calendars: The Women Helping Women 2018 Luncheon is Friday October, 19. 

Become a Sponsor

Interesting in sponsoring this event or others? Visit our Become a Sponsor page to learn more about how you can be a part of these local events.

Women 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 serious health conditions. Nominations for the 2018 Woman of Hope Award are now open, click here to learn more. 

Coffee for a Cause

Through a partnership between Sweet Gypsy Coffee and the Pardee Hospital Foundation, up to $10 of the purchase price of this bag of coffee will go directly to Women Helping Women. This Foundation program supports women who have been, or will be, patients at Pardee by offering needed financial and emotional support. Women Helping Women has raised over $2 million to provide the resources, strength, courage, and hope patients need to conquer various medical conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Donors to Women Helping Women haven’t just impacted lives—they are saving them. Your support makes all of this possible. Learn more. 

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Women Helping Women 2017


Women Helping Women 2016


Women Helping Women Luncheon 2015