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Women's Night Out 2010
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | October 11, 2010
West Columbia, SC – From our mothers and sisters to daughters and friends, everyone knows someone who has been touched by breast cancer, a disease that statistics show 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with in her lifetime. Lexington Medical Center is proud to host the Midlands’ premiere event that commemorates October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Women’s Night Out.
Women’s Night Out is a dinner and talk that serves as a celebration of breast cancer survivors and their families. In addition, the event raises money for Lexington Medical Center’s cancer care funds for cancer patients in need. More than 500 people attend Women’s Night Out each year. Men are welcome, too. This year, Women’s Night Out will be on Tuesday, October 12th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia. Exhibits and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. It is sold out. More than 500 people will attend.
This year’s featured speaker is Heidi Marble, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at the young age of 34. She overcame the odds and survived. Today, she travels around the country sharing the story of her experience with compassion and a sense of humor. The speaker will be introduced by a Lexington Medical Center breast cancer patient with an inspiring and uplifting story.
Heidi Marble will tour Lexington Medical Center on Tuesday, October 12th from 10 a.m. until noon visiting the hospital’s cancer services departments. News reporters are welcome. Please contact Jennifer Wilson at 939-4512 if you plan to attend.
This year’s event will also feature new elements including manicures, makeup applications and chair massages. There will also be an informal fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors from the Midlands. As always, Lexington Medical Center physicians will be on hand to speak with guests and share information about their practices. Additionally, there will be vendors and an extensive silent auction.
“Women’s Night Out is Lexington Medical Center’s way of honoring all of the brave cancer survivors in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “It is our hospital’s privilege to care for them and celebrate their victories along the way.”
News reporters are welcome to interview Heidi Marble between 6 and 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel. News reporters are also welcome to cover each aspect of the event. Please contact Jennifer Wilson at 939-4512 if you plan to attend.
About Lexington Medical Center’s Breast Program
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. Lexington Medical Center works closely with women and their families throughout cancer treatment. “Becky’s Place” is a boutique located inside the hospital that offers wigs, mastectomy bras and prostheses. Breast cancer patients also receive the assistance of twp nurse navigators who provide education and emotional support.
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.