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Lexington Medical Center Hosts Women’s Night Out for Breast Cancer
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | September 23, 2011
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center will host its annual Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Embassy Suites hotel on Greystone Boulevard in Columbia. The event recognizes October as breast cancer awareness month and honors cancer survivors and their families. More than 500 people attend each year.
The event features a silent auction, physician exhibits, makeup demonstrations, signature cocktail, fashion show by Belk featuring breast cancer survivors, and a dinner and talk with a keynote speaker. This year’s speaker is Emory Austin, a 20-year breast cancer survivor who will deliver a motivational speech about how her scary and unexpected cancer diagnosis became a great teacher and brought renewed purpose, balance and priorities to her life and the lives of others.
Proceeds from Women’s Night Out benefit the Crystal Smith Fund, a program through the Lexington Medical Center Foundationthat helps women undergoing cancer treatment purchase needed supplies. Each year, Women’s Night Out raises more than $25,000 for this important fund.
“Women’s Night Out is an uplifting evening that leaves everyone feeling inspired,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center.
Tickets for Women’s Night Out cost $35 each. Exhibits and the silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets by calling 803-791-2445. You can also sponsor a table for a breast cancer survivor.
Lexington Medical Center’s breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center has four Women’s Imaging Centers and a state-of-the-art digital mobile mammography van that travels throughout the Midlands. Through an innovative program known as "Five Day Detection to Diagnosis,” Lexington Medical Center provides answers about the health of a woman’s breast within five days after detection of a lump or abnormality.
News reporters and photographers are welcome to cover Women’s Night Out. With advanced notice, interviews with the keynote speaker, organizers and breast cancer survivors can be scheduled. Please contact Jennifer Wilson, Lexington Medical Center public relations manager, if you plan to attend.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.