Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Community Events

Pardee Hospital Foundation Announces Dates for Women Helping Women Events


Dinner and Luncheon to be held October 23 and 24 at Kenmure Country Club; 2014 Woman of Hope will be announced at each.


(Hendersonville, NC 9/24/2014) – Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that its annual Women Helping Women dinner and luncheon, sponsored exclusively by Sue and Tom Fazio, will be held on October 23 and 24 at Kenmure Country Club. Each year, the Foundation hosts these two events to honor women of hope, celebrate caregivers, and to raise funds that provide financial assistance for treatment and preventive services for women’s cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer and breast health.

The October 23 dinner event will celebrate caregivers and feature guest speaker Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, Division of Surgical Oncology at the UNC Department of Surgery who will speak about advances in cancer research, care and treatment. The evening will also honor the caregivers present in the room that evening including Dr. Bill Medina.

Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford will be the featured speaker for the luncheon on October 24. Ford will share his story and inspirational message about his mother’s courage to talk frankly about her breast cancer, a subject only whispered about in the 1970s. This year’s Woman of Hope will be announced at both the dinner and the luncheon, an honor received last year by Marcia Caserio.

“Think of Women Helping Women as a first responder to women in financial distress,” says Kim Hinkelman, Executive Director of Pardee Hospital Foundation. “What we want women to hear this year, more than ever, is that Women Helping Women can – and does- provide assistance for a multitude of diseases and preventive services that women in our community so desperately need. The support of our community allows Pardee Hospital to continue to provide advanced, coordinated, compassionate care for these women.” Women Helping Women started in 1998 primarily to assist women who needed preventive services like a mammogram, or treatment for breast cancer. The program and its parameters for assistance have expanded over the years to include all women’s cancers, as well as heart disease, osteoporosis, and other diseases. If you know someone in need today, have them call 698-7334.

The cost for the dinner or luncheon is $125. Each ticket sold allows one uninsured or under-insured woman to receive a mammogram or another important screening that can prevent and treat cancers and other serious medical conditions. For more information about Women Helping Women or to register for the luncheon or dinner, visit or call 696.4666.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus and a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit">


Sierra Nevada gift shop opens


Sierra Nevada's gift shop is now open, offering clothing, accessories and gifts, bar supplies like glasses and tap handles and, of course, beer. The shop stocks clothing including T-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor gear and "custom Sierra Nevada cycling threads," gifts — from "mustards made with our fresh beer, to hop-infused soap and lip balm" — and beer glasses, pub towels and neon signs. It features the entire lineup of Sierra Nevada beers, including specialty beers and limited releases.
The gift shop is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
Brewhouse tours that end with a beer tasting session are expected to be offered by mid October. In the meantime, the brewery continues to offer sneak-peak hardhat tours. To sign up for one go to


Upcoming Henderson County Blood Drives


Click on the logos for local American Red Cross and Blood Connection blood drives


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