Welcome!

Background

2007: Kenmure fund-raising efforts on behalf of cancer begin, spearheaded by Joanne Jones. She and other Kenmurians organize a golf tournament and raffle to benefit the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure. Approximately $40,000 raised.

2008: Joanne Jones and her committee benefit the cancer centers of Pardee Hospital and Park Ridge Health.

2009: Kathrine Tims assumes leadership and the committee decides to again raise funds for Susan G. Komen. When the check was submitted, Kathrine requested the funds be allocated to our area of Western North Carolina. The organization responded that all NC funds went to Charlotte and were dispersed from there. Adding that to the organization's lack of enthusiasm for this substantial contribution, the Committee decided future funds should stay in our area.

2010 - 2013: Chairperson Kathryn Tims and her committee decide to focus their efforts on all types of cancer. The name is changed to Kenmure Fights Cancer and efforts are expanded beyond golf in order to include other projects and events. Beneficiaries are Park Ridge Health and Pardee Hospital. At the end of 2013, after five years at the helm, Kathryn stepped down.

2014: Susan Bush, President. Efforts are channeled on maintaining the basic principles upon which the organization was founded and in expanding its reach to all Kenmure residents. The website and email system are developed to keep Kenmurians informed of current projects and events.

2015: Kenmure Fights Cancer becomes a component fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, thus providing the benefits of a 501-C3 corporation. The Bylaws are approved, the committee becomes an official Board of Directors and our Mission is formalized. Susan Bush, President.

2016: Kenmure Fights Cancer has a record setting year, donating $25,000 each to Pardee Hospital and Park Ridge Health for a total of $50,000. Susan Bush, President.

2017: In order to maintain community spirit and encourage contributions of all sizes, it is Kenmure Fights Cancer policy that donations are kept private within Kenmure. The hospitals, on the other hand, are free to recognize donors. With this in mind, recognition plaques honoring donations of $500 or more will be erected at both hospitals starting this year. Another record year, with a total of $75,000 raised and divided equally between Pardee Hospital and Park Ridge Health. Susan Bush, President.

Notes:

The KFC model is different than many others. Instead of one large fund-raising event, we have several smaller ones so that we can satisfy the interests of as many residents as possible.

As our mission states, our fundraising efforts are "composed of projects and events that are fun for presenters and participants alike." Come have fun with us - and benefit the cancer patients of our local hospitals at the same time!

Bylaws & Policies

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Community Foundation Agreement

Golf Tournament Guidelines

Donor Recognition Program


The Bylaws were approved March 2, 2015 and the Policies in 2017. The additional documents are attached in order to put everything in one place for future reference.

 Click here to download a copy.



Kenmure Fights Cancer, c/o Susan Bush, 2018 President, 328 Kenmure Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Contact: (828) 692-1281 or susan@libertymanuals.com

Kenmure Fights Cancer has donor advised and designated funds with the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

Website: www.cfhcforever.org                  Contact: (828) 697-6224

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