Since 1998, Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women program has raised over $2 million for financial assistance for uninsured and under-insured women as well as equipment, facilities and services for women at Pardee Hospital. As part of this effort, the Women of Hope display was created to highlight women in our community who have experienced cancer and other women’s health issues. This display is a collection of photographic portraits, each with a personal statement from the participants. Click here to learn more about the Woman of Hope Award.

If you or a woman you know are in need of medical financial assistance, please contact your Nurse Navigator for more information and how to apply.

If you would like to become a sponsor for the Women Helping Women Event, please download and fill out our sponsor form.

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The speaker for the 2020 WHW virtual event was Lisa K. Bryant, Flat Rock Playhouse Producing Artistic Director. Past speakers have included:

1998 – Emory Austin/Motivational Speaker, Author
1999 – Dr. Wendy Harpham – Author of “Healing Hope”
2000 – Deforia Lane, PhD – Music Therapist
2001 – Karyn Buxman – Neurohumorist, Author
2002 – Jane Brody – New York Times Personal Health Columnist, Author
2003 – Ivy Gunter – Osteosarcoma survivor, Author
2004 – Diane Sieg, R.N. - Resilience Speaker, Author, Coach
2005 – Leslie Mouton – TV Journalist, Cancer Survivor
2006 – Christine Clifford Beckwith – Cancer Survivor, Author
2007 – Emory Austin - Motivational Speaker, Author
2008 – Dr. Yvonne, Thornton – OB/GYN Specialist, Bestselling Author
2009 – Dr. Holly Atkinson – Medical Journalist, Professor-Dept. of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital
2010 – Jackie Pflug – Aircraft Hijacking Survivor, Author
2011 – Jessica Melore – Heart Transplant Recipient
2012 – Susan Sparks – Preacher, Comedian, Author
2013 – Shannon Miller – 7 time Olympic Gymnastic Medalist, Cancer Survivor
2014 – Steve Ford – Son of President Gerald and First Lady Betty Ford
2015 – Samantha Harris – Television Host & Correspondent, Cancer Survivor
2016 – Joan Lunden – Journalist, TV Host, Author, Breast Cancer Survivor
2017 – Lee Woodruff – Journalist, Best Selling Author
2018 – Kelly Corrigan – Best Selling Author, Podcast Host
2019 – Tracey Conway – Actor, Cardiac Arrest Survivor, Author
2020 – TBD 

Check out the photo galleries from previous years' events

2019 WHW flickr2019 album

2018 WHW flickr2018 album

2015 WHW flickr2015 album