Kenmure Fights Cancer donates more than $37,000 to AdventHealth Hendersonville

N.C., Kenmure Fights Cancer donates more than $37,000 to AdventHealth Hendersonville

Funds earmarked for new diagnostic technology

Nov. 18, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The Kenmure Fights Cancer program continued its commitment to supporting cancer care at AdventHealth Hendersonville by donating $37,500.18 to the AdventHealth Foundation this year.

This year’s donation from Kenmure Fights Cancer is designated for the purchase of a new slide stainer to enable more efficient cancer diagnosis for patients of AdventHealth Hendersonville. A slide stainer assists a pathologist with diagnosing and staging a mass, which indicates the treatment plan for a patient. With their care team utilizing a more efficient technology, patients experience a shorter wait time for results.

“Our Cancer Services team is so grateful for Kenmure Fights Cancer and its direct support for our patients,” said Director of Oncology Services, Lisa Gundersen BSN, RN, OCN, CMSRN. “Their generosity this year means we will have new technology to enhance the workflow for the pathology and diagnosis process. That means faster results to our doctors, faster answers for our patients, and, if it is cancer, faster activation of a treatment plan for our patients.”

Since 2008, Kenmure Fights Cancer has raised more than $527,000 for the cancer programs at AdventHealth Hendersonville and Pardee UNC Health. The group hosts year-round fundraising events to support its mission “to remember those we have lost to cancer, honor those who have survived the battle and support those who are struggling today against the terrible disease.” Each year, Kenmure Fights Cancer equally divides its monies to benefit the AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation and the Pardee Hospital Foundation to advance care at each hospital.

PHOTO CAPTION: Kenmure Fights Cancer Board President Susan Bush presents a check in the amount of $37,500.18 to AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation.

From L to R:

  • Julia Cates, Lab Pathology Coordinator, AdventHealth Hendersonville
  • Lisa Gundersen, Director Clinical Operations Cancer Services, AdventHealth Hendersonville
  • Sherri Holbert, Director, AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation
  • Wendy Hamil, Community Foundation of Henderson County
  • Jackie Murrill, Kenmure Fights Cancer Vice President
  • Natalie Swenson, Major Gifts Officer, AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation
  • Susan Bush, Kenmure Fights Cancer President