Pardee Hospital

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee Hospital

Photo from Pardee Cancer Center website.

As per the Bylaws, the Kenmure Fights Cancer Board of Directors voted that 50% of the funds raised in the year 2021 be donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee Hospital.

The mission of the Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and the western region of North Carolina. The core values of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee are:

  • Service to the community through education and prevention
  • Compassionate care to patients and families
  • Commitment to quality
  • Best in research and technology
This is the 13th year that our funds have assisted cancer patients at Pardee. During this period, Kenmure Fights Cancer has raised more than $306,000 for this worthwhile organization. Click for year-by-year donations.

Use of 2021 funds:

Mobile Mammography Coach:

Pardee has identified certain geographic areas that have a high rate of Stage 4 Breast Cancer. The idea of taking testing directly to these areas was conceived in the Spring of 2019. Kenmure Fights Cancer kicked off the campaign with our donation that Fall. Production was anticipated in early 2020.

  • Since early detection depends on education, availability and the funds to make it happen, certain populations don’t get treated early enough.
  • In order to reach them, Pardee planned to establish a "bus" that will go into these areas and offer free exams. 

Then, boom, the pandemic hit and all Pardee non-COVID-19 projects were put on hold. Understanding its importance, we supported it in 2020.

Current status: The total cost of the project is estimated at $974,515. Commitments (including KFC 2019 and 2020 donations, $50,000.18 and $35,000.18 respectively) have been received in the amount of $724,000. That leaves a balance of $200,000. 

Now that it is safe to travel, Pardee has identified this project as its highest priority and production is almost in sight!

They have requested our help in getting it over the finish line. 


    Let's help stop breast cancer in its tracks!

    Click here to view how funds were used in previous years.

    Exam 1 - We Support You

    Kenmure Fights Cancer

    Kenmurians Betty Roemer, Candace Lewis, Karen Balkman, Sally Hale, Dick Roemer, Karen Pryde, Cliff Brown, Paige Willms, Betty Brown and Susan Bush celebrate the naming of Exam 1 for Kenmure Fights Cancer in 2016

    A second exam room will soon carry our name. Photos to come!

    Kenmure Fights Cancer, c/o Susan Bush, 2021 President, 328 Kenmure Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

    Contact: Home (828) 692-1281 or Cell (828) 243-7249 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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