Pardee Hospital Foundation accepting 2017 Women of Hope Award nominations

July 25, 2017

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 1, 
honorees announced at 20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon
on Friday, Oct. 20

Pardee Hospital Foundation is now accepting nominations for its Women of Hope Award, which will be announced at the 20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 20 at Blue Ridge Community College. Each year, the Foundation honors at least one woman in the community who has experienced cancer or another serious health condition, and has shared her story of courage and determination. Community members are encouraged to nominate family members, friends and colleagues for this award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 1. Visit complete a nomination form.

“Our popular Women Helping Women luncheon and Women of Hope Award are back for the 20th year,” said Kimerly Hinkelman, executive director of Pardee Hospital Foundation. “If you have a woman in your life who has courageously faced a health crisis, I encourage you to nominate her for our Women of Hope Award. At Pardee Hospital Foundation, we are honored to recognize the strength and hope of women in our community through this special award.”

This year’s Women Helping Women keynote speaker is Lee Woodruff, a popular speaker, journalist and author of three best-selling books. Whether she’s sharing wisdom about the health care journey and recovery, or speaking candidly about life and family, she draws on her experiences to connect with the audience. Her trademark humor and down-to-earth manner has made her a popular keynote speaker nationwide.

The Women Helping Women program began in 1998 primarily to help uninsured and under-insured women receive mammograms. The program has expanded over the years to include important screenings to prevent and treat all women’s cancers, heart disease, and other life-threatening medical conditions. As of 2016, Women Helping Women has raised more than $2 million in financial assistance for women in Henderson County. Each ticket sold provides a potentially lifesaving health screening to one woman who otherwise would be unable to afford it.