Park Ridge Health honors memory of Shelby Wilkie through book fund

From the press release:

February 1, 2012) Staff at The Baby Place at Park Ridge are honoring the memory of Shelby Sprowls Wilkie through a gift program that will present every first-time mom at The Baby Place in 2012 with a free copy of the best-selling book Baby 411. Shelby, a 38-year-old Hendersonville resident, was killed in a domestic violence attack in early January – just three months after she delivered her baby, Sydney, at Park Ridge Health.

In remembrance of Shelby and in honor of baby Sydney, each copy of Baby 411 distributed at The Baby Place will carry a sticker that reads, “This book presented in remembrance of Shelby for her daughter, Sydney. Given to celebrate the precious gift of life and in tribute of a mother’s enduring love.”

Each donated book costs $7.50 and will be matched with a copy of Expecting 411 to be distributed to Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center or Asheville Pregnancy Support Services.

To contribute to this remembrance fund, please visit and choose “Shelby Sprowls Wilkie Book Fund” under the drop-down menu. For additional information, please contact the Park Ridge Health Foundation at 828.681.2421.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).


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