Archive | September 23, 2011

Women’s Night Out for Breast Cancer

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 Foundation that helps women undergoing cancer treatment purchase needed supplies. Each year, Women’s Night Out raises more than $25,000 for this important fund.

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.