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Attention Veterans: LMC Sponsoring May Honor Flight – Space Available

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LMC Proudly Honors Veterans with Honor Flight

Lexington Medical Center is looking for veterans to embark on upcoming Honor Flight

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will sponsor an Honor Flight on Wednesday, May 22.  This one-day trip to Washington, D.C. is designed to recognize war veterans for their heroic service.  The May 22 trip is accepting applications for veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Lexington Medical Center’s Honor Flight is open to any veteran who served in these wars.

“Lexington Medical Center and its board of directors wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our most valuable community assets – our service men and women,” said Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center’s Vice President of Community Relations.  “They have been called our national treasure and we are privileged to honor them.”

Veterans will fly from Columbia Metropolitan Airport at approximately 8:00 a.m. to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. on a US Airways charter flight.   Patriotic fanfare will greet them upon arrival.

In the nation’s capital, the veterans will tour the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial.  They will also take a driving tour of Washington D.C.  In the afternoon, the veterans will be special guests at Arlington National Cemetery as they observe the Changing of The Guard ceremony at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.

The veterans will return to the airport, fly back to Columbia and land at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  They will be greeted by a hero’s welcome featuring patriotic music, family and friends.

The Honor Flight is complimentary to veterans and includes meals and snacks throughout the day. Guardians accompany each veteran on the flight; there is a $500 fee per guardian for the honor of being a caretaker for our nation’s heroes during this memorable day.  Medical personnel are also part of the travel group.

Dr. Hank Powell of Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, has served as a physician on twelve Honor Flights.  He will also be traveling on May 22.  His participation is a personal tribute to his father, a World War II sergeant who served as a tail gunner and a ball turret gunner on B17 aircraft.

“Honor Flight is a great way for South Carolina to honor our veterans with a tremendous public display,” Dr. Powell said.  “I am so proud to be a part of the event and proud that Lexington Medical Center is helping to honor these deserving men and women.”

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in the Honor Flight please call (803) 791-2445 or visit for an application.  Members of the public are also encouraged to welcome the veterans home to South Carolina at the airport at 8:00 p.m. on May 22 in the airport terminal.


Love the Glove: Pink Glove Dance Voting Ending Soon!

Voting in the 2012 Pink Glove Dance competition is about to end! The competition lasts through tomorrow, November 2nd. If you haven’t already, please go to, search “L-M” and click “Vote” on LMC’s video. Lexington Medical Center remains in the lead, but we need to keep up momentum until the very end.

Because of your efforts and support, our video has received more than 63,000 views on YouTube and nearly 15,000 votes. While many people have already voted and shared our video on their Facebook pages, if you have time, please repost the link to our page on the Pink Glove Dance website one more time and ask your Facebook friends to watch and vote for our video. A vote for our video is a show of support for everyone in the Midlands with cancer.

In total, approximately 1,000 Lexington Medical Center employees dancing to the Katy Perry song “Part of Me” in the video. In addition to high energy and Broadway style choreography, there are special effects, smoke, strobe lights and more. Importantly, the dance features several LMC employees who are breast cancer survivors; they’re wearing t-shirts that say “Survivor from Day 1,” noting the strength and courage of breast cancer patients right from the time of their diagnosis. “Survivor From Day 1” is the theme of this year’s video.

The winner will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice. Lexington Medical Center would donate its prize money to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, as it did last year.

Pink Glove Dance Voting Extended to November 2nd!

Medline has extended voting for the Pink Glove Dance Competition until Friday, November 2!

We still have a long way to go and voting for our video has slowed down. Please keep spreading the word to family and friends across the country and encouraging them to vote for us.

You can also bring your friends and family to Lexington Medical Center Gamecock Village and the Lexington Oktoberfest to vote for our video. Pink Glove volunteers will be at Lexington Medical Center Gamecock Village, located next to Williams-Brice Stadium, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Lexington Oktoberfest in downtown Lexington from 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. Both events are this Saturday!

And if you haven’t already, please go to, scroll down the “L-M” page for LMC and click “VOTE” on our video. If you need access to a computer or a Facebook page, please come by Marketing at 107 West Hospital Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’ll be happy to help you.

It’s because of the incredible support of our LMC family that we’ve come this far. The world is watching, so let’s show them what we’ve got and bring back-to-back National Pink Glove Dance Championships to Lexington Medical Center!