NOVEMBER 4, 2015: Numerous cancer survivors were among those at the annual Pardee Hospital Foundation event on Friday, which openly celebrated survivorship and talk of personal journeys with the disease.

Three local survivors of breast cancer — Karen Conley, Shannon Geyer and Jan Richards — were honored as the 2015 Women of Hope at the fundraiser, held at Blue Ridge Community College. Conley, Geyer and Richards will have their portraits displayed at the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center along with other Woman of Hope recipients.

The luncheon proceeds totaled a little over $125,000, which will go directly toward women in need.

For more information about Pardee Hospital Foundation or Women Helping Women, visit or call 828-233-2700. If you know someone in need today, have them call 828-698-7334.

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