Rug & Home to Contribute $25,000 to Pardee Cancer Center

Rug & Home announces that it will present a check for $25,000 on July 12 at 4 p.m. to Pardee Hospital to support Pardee’s Cancer Center. With this contribution, Rug & Home will have fulfilled its pledge to donate $50,000 for the Pardee Cancer Center.

The check for $25,000 will be presented by Sherry Page, Rug & Home’s Regional Manager, to Pardee CEO Jay Kirby and Kimerly Hinkelman, Executive Director of Pardee Foundation. The check presentation ceremony will take place at Rug & Home, 799-B Brevard Road, Asheville.

“Rakesh and his wife Dolly Agarwal – owners of Rug & Home – responded to our community campaign, ‘Right Here. Right Now’, a $6 million capital campaign to bring advanced cancer care closer to home, with a generous donation toward the Cancer Center,” said Kimerly Hinkelman, executive director of Pardee Foundation. “Their financial support means that many people in our community will no longer have to travel to receive the care they need. They are now receiving it right here in Henderson County.”

“We feel fortunate to be in a position to support Pardee and to have a facility like the Pardee Cancer Center – all under one roof is very comforting to the families undergoing cancer treatment,” said Rakesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Rug & Home.

The Agarwals and Rug & Home recently raised nearly $28,000 for Selah Grace – the 5-year-old Henderson County little girl who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer in early 2016. Selah and her family brought the need for the Cancer Center “home” for the Agarwals, and they pledged to help in any way they could.

For more information on other ways Rug & Home has become involved in the community, both locally and around the world, please visit or contact Megan Flatman at 828-667-4585.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.