Women Helping Women


Save the date for the 20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 20 at Blue Ridge Community College.

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker for the event will be popular speaker and the author of three best-selling books, and CBS Contributor, Lee Woodruff.

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 News 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. She provided the extra support her children needed, as well as the moral and physical support to her husband during his slow, painstaking recovery. Now a best-selling author, Woodruff shares her personal story with audiences, providing them with the wisdom and inspiration she learned along her remarkable, and often difficult, journey.

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. Read more about Women Helping Women on our blog.

Women of Hope Nominations

To nominate a Woman of Hope, fill out the form below and return to Pardee Hospital Foundation by September 1.

Women of Hope Nomination Form

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.

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 2016

2016

Women Helping Women Luncheon 2015

2015

Women Helping Women 2014

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