We remember Joanne Jones

Founder, of Kenmure Fights Cancer

Joanne loved our North Carolina mountains, loved Flat Rock, loved Kenmure and loved the many friends she had here. Joanne started what became Kenmure Fights Cancer in 2002. 

Her husband, Ken, relates, "In 2007, Joanne was named "Woman of the Year" by Pardee Hospital. Her picture (below) is still in the Cancer Center at Pardee. At that time, we thought cancer was behind us ... but as we know, you are never cured ... it is just in remission. When her cancer was identified again, she was concerned she would let those people down who had thought this was over. 

"Joanne loved to 'cruise.' We had traveled everywhere and had been on ships of all shapes and sizes but she wanted to make one last trip around the world. Dr. Radford (at Pardee Hospital) gave us the okay to go since there was nothing else to do. She sent a daily email from the ship to her friends, many who are here in Kenmure, and was upbeat until the end.  We got as far as Australia when she just couldn't go any ore. We came home and she died a few weeks later ... March 31, 2009."

Ken has written a book about her last days that were filled with purpose. He shares her journals written on board the ship and her mission to find the perfect gift for a very special person. 

The Black Pearl Necklace

 And here's where it gets really interesting for Kenmure Fights Cancer.

From now until September 30, Ken Jones, has kindly made his book about Joanne, available to Kenmure Fights Cancer at no charge. That enables us to sell it to you for a discounted price of and keep all the proceeds! How great is that?

And that’s not all—Ken and Sandy Jones have donated a real Black Pearl Necklace so that we can raffle it off and—wait for it—keep all the proceeds on that, too!!! So—you have two more exciting ways to help Kenmure Fights Cancer:

Buy a book: $10.

Enter the necklace drawing: $10. 

Value $500. Drawing May 30, 2018 at the Gala Dinner. Need not be present to win.

Charge to your KCC account or send a check to Bonnie Niehoff.

Click the Sign-up button below to place your order for the book - 

And pick up a couple of raffle tickets while you are at it!

Click below to read two excerpts
from the book:

Black Pearl Necklace Prologue

Joanne and Her Wigs

AAmbassador Quincy says, "Red is a very good color for me!"t left, Ambassador Quincy shows off the azaleas donated and planted in Joanne's memory near the Kenmure entrance. 

Ken still lives in Kenmure with his wife, Sandy. Our thanks to both of them for sharing this book with Kenmure Fights Cancer.


The regular price of the book is $12.95.

All proceeds to KFC

No events available

Past events

04 May 2018 Black Pearl Necklace Raffle 2018
01 Apr 2018 Joanne Jones Book 2018

Kenmure Fights Cancer, c/o Susan Bush, 2019 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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