Archive | March, 2011

Colon Cancer Challenge 2011

Here are some photos from Lexington Medical Center’s 2nd annual Colon Cancer Challenge bike ride, held on Saturday, March 26th. Bike ride proceeds will pay for colonoscopies for people who are uninsured.

Nearly 150 riders participated.

Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Here is Dr. March Seabrook, gastroenterologist, who has dedicated his professional life to educating people about colon cancer and the importance of colonoscopy.

The 65 mile bike ride begins.

LMC employees with Dr. Seabrook.

LMC Associate Chaplain James Gibson gave the benediction at the bike ride. LMC staff member Veretta Campbell sang the National Anthem.

Renee Carpenter and Connie Watson of LMC Community Outreach.

LMC’s Universal Employee Fund

Each year, LMC staff members can choose to donate to our hospital’s Universal Employee Fund through the LMC Foundation to help fellow employees in times of need. Funds are also designated for departments that request items or services to serve patients in need along with nursing scholarships and the Cancer Care Fund.

The hospital produced this video for the 2011 UEF Campaign, which kicked off this month. Shot on our campus in West Columbia, it features staff and their families. The song was written and sung by Stephen Wessinger, LMC Multimedia Coordinator. We love it and hope you do, too.

Women of HOPE Collects More Than 1,000 Cans for Food Bank

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is pleased to report Women of Hope, a new, exciting program which is bringing women together to invest in the health of women and families throughout the Midlands, is already a success.

To date, more than 55 women have joined Women of HOPE, and the number grows almost daily. Members and hospital employees collected more than 1,000 canned food items during Women of HOPE’s first project, a food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Women of HOPE members Jacqueline Thomas and Jill Libbey tally food drive results.

We hope you will consider being a part of this great group. Membership begins at $100, and your support will help meet the growing needs of women and families throughout the Midlands. Members also receive invitations to lunch and learns and other events throughout the year, which will focus on women’s health. To learn more about Women of Hope, please log onto or call 803-791-2762.