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Park Ridge Health Cancer Services


As per the Bylaws, The Kenmure Fights Cancer Board of Directors voted that 50% of the funds raised in the year 2018 be donated to Park Ridge Health Cancer Services.

This will be the 10th year that our funds have assisted cancer patients at Park Ridge. During that period, we have donated more than $170,000 for equipment and technology in the realm of patient care. More..

Use of 2018 Funds

WOW

That's what we said . . .

When we heard that the Kenmure Fights Cancer logo would be travelling all over WNC on a bus!

In addition to its main cancer center in Fletcher in Henderson County, Park Ridge also provides oncology services in Asheville, Weaverville and Clyde. They also own a mobile wellness vehicle called WOW (Wellness on Wheels). Currently, it provides screenings to go and educational materials throughout its service area. While the bus is active, it is underutilized due to a dated layout and lack of testing technology. 

With the help of Kenmure Fights Cancer, Park Ridge Health is proposing to retrofit and update the WOW as follows:

  • Customize the inside to have two exam rooms (currently only one room).
  • Update the current testing area with better equipment.
  • Install racks for additional educational material.
  • Pending corporate review, the goal is to also wrap (co-branded with Kenmure Fights Cancer) the WOW bus for use in the year of the screening and beyond.
The bus will provide:
  • Colon FIT Testing (tests for hidden blood in the stool that may be early cancer sign).
  • Skin/Melanoma Screening
  • Prostate Men's Health Screening
  • Radon Home Testing Kits Distribution
Since the Hendersonville area is well-served by two close by centers, it seems only fitting that we should do everything we can to enable services in the more remote areas of western North Carolina. Like we said - WOW - that's some big bus!


 

Click here to see how our funds were used previously.


Kenmure Fights Cancer sponsors
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Room at Park Ridge!


In January, 2015, Park Ridge opened The Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Room. The above plaque is at the entrance to the room and recognizes gifts from Kenmure Fights Cancer and The Cannon Foundation. The funds we raised helped created the room and buy the state-or-the-art machine (below).

The patient lays face down on the table which is then raised up to a level where the surgeon can use the computerized equipment below.

When a problem appears on a regular mammogram, the patient returns to the hospital for further testing. Having this machine on site means he/she can get results quickly. Since waiting for results is exceedingly stressful, the value of the machine is emotional as well as technical.

Left to right: Jackie Murrill, Todd Guffey, Director of Radiology, Dr. Ralph Ricco, Radiologist and Susan Bush.

Click here to see other ways our funds have impacted cancer care at Park Ridge.

On August 26.2013, Kenmure Fights Cancer was honored to receive the
Third Annual Dr. P.J. Moore, Jr., MD & Dr. Arthur A. Pearson, MD Award of Excellence.

Funds raised by Kenmure Fights Cancer are designated for equipment and technology in the realm of cancer care.




About Park Ridge Cancer Services

Park Ridge Cancer Services has been awarded national accreditation by The Commission on Cancer (COC) and the American College of Surgeons and also won the Outstanding Achievement Award for a first-time program.

In fact, Park Ridge Health is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to win this award and is one of only 66 other hospitals in the U.S. to obtain it.

This highly-coveted award is a tribute to physician and staff teamwork and has established Park Ridge Cancer Services as a leader in providing quality cancer care. To learn more, click here.

Hendersonville, N.C.(August 20, 2012)–"The Kenmure Fights Cancer committee presented Park Ridge Health with a gift of $17,300 on August 10 to support cancer care services. Nearly 15 members of the fundraising committee, including Committee Chair Kathrine Tims, were on-hand to present the check to Park Ridge Health President Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health Foundation Director Beth Davey and Diagnostic Imaging Director Todd Guffey.

Kenmure Fights Cancer's generous 2012 donation of $17,300 will be used for Park Ridge Health's purchase of a digital stereotactic breast biopsy unit.
  • This unit will be used by highly trained radiologists and breast surgeons to obtain biopsies that will enhance patient care.
  • Patients benefit greatly from this advanced technology because it pinpoints the exact location of breast microcalcifications or mass by using a computer and X-rays taken from two different angles. Using these coordinates, physicians can determine the exact location needed to perform a biopsy.

"We congratulate Kenmure Fights Cancer again for its commitment to cancer care in our Western North Carolina community," said Jimm Bunch, president and CEO of Park Ridge Health.

  • 'The Kenmure community has generously donated more than $61,000 since 2008 to help fund cancer-fighting equipment and related needs for cancer patients here at Park Ridge. These efforts are truly life-changing and life-saving.'" more...

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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