Lavinia Zimmerman spends some of her down time volunteering for Pardee Hospital. Through her volunteer work with the hospital, Lavinia heard about the new Comprehensive Cancer Center that was to be built on 7th Avenue. This news struck a cord with Zimmerman. Ten years ago, Lavinia’s husband passed away after a fight with bile duct cancer.

Throughout her husband’s diagnosis and cancer treatment, Zimmerman traveled a great deal in order to find the best possible care for her husband, including participation in clinical trials. Lavinia knows first hand how stressful travel can be for cancer patients and their loved ones. She hopes the Cancer Center, located here in Hendersonville, will spare others from having to travel long distances to access the best possible care.

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– Blue Ridge Now, January 1, 2016