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Wine on the River 2018

More than 700 people attended Wine on the River on Saturday, August 25. Organized by Women of Hope, the women’s giving circle of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, this annual event takes place each summer along the picturesque banks of the Congaree River in West Columbia. With live music and a selection of great wines and food, this fun night raises money for the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity, a capital campaign working to expand our hospital’s 3-D Mammography program throughout our network of care.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this important cause.

Here are a few photos. We hope you enjoy them!

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To contribute to the Campaign for Clarity, click here.

Join us for Wine on the River

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” fundraising event at the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. Presented by Parker Poe and Adams & Bernstein, the event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

Food sponsors are Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Blue Marlin, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Café, Nick’s House of Pizza, Schooner’s Bar and Grill, Southern Way Catering, The Root Cellar, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Urban Cookhouse.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s organization that supports Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives benefitting women and children. This year, “Wine on the River” proceeds will benefit the Campaign for Clarity, Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s $3 million effort to provide 3-D mammography technology across its network of care, leading to early detection of breast cancer.

Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated over 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or click here. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price.

McDaniels Gala and Golf Classic Raises $507,370 for 3-D Mammography

The 2018 McDaniels Automotive Group Gala and Golf Classic raised a record $507,370 for Lexington Medical Center’s Campaign for Clarity, a capital campaign to expand 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care. The total is the highest amount raised in the event’s 26-year history.

“We are so proud that this event helps us make 3-D mammography a priority for all patients at Lexington Medical Center,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “This technology will have a significant impact on the health of our community.”

The two-day event on March 29 and 30 included a gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and a golf tournament at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. More than 600 people attended the gala. And, 62 teams of four participated in the golf tournament. Both were sold out.

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“3-D mammography will detect breast cancer earlier and easier,” said Suzanne Pucci, president of Stanley Steemer of the Midlands and chair of the event. “Our ultimate goal is to save lives.”

The gala featured live and silent auctions, music by The Root Doctors and catering from the Blue Marlin. Live auction items at the gala include Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters tickets with VIP access; a party for 100 attendees at the Vista Room in Columbia with food, beer and wine from the Blue Marlin and live music; and a “Create Your Own Trip” package with a Ritz-Carlton hotel stay and international airline tickets. Silent auction items include a Live PD Ride Along; four tickets to see the Eagles; a Seabrook Island golf weekend; and a driving experience at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

“We’re making a difference fighting this dreadful disease,” said Bill McDaniels, president, owner and founder of McDaniels Automotive Group. “The impact is right here in our community with a local hospital.”

About 3-D Mammography

    Also known as ‘tomosynthesis,’ 3-D mammography creates a group of three-dimensional pictures of the breast and allows doctors to view tissue one millimeter at a time, making tiny details visible earlier and easier.

    Patients will find that 3-D mammography is no different from the mammogram they are accustomed to as far as compression, positioning and time. The benefit to patients is that the multiple layers of images resulting from 3-D mammography can help doctors better evaluate the breast tissue.

    3-D mammography uses a low dose X-ray to create multiple images within seconds that are similar to the “slices” of images in a CT scan. The FDA-approved procedure uses the same type of equipment as a 2-D mammogram and a similar dose of radiation. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography also reduces false positives and unnecessary callbacks for patients with dense breast tissue.

    To donate to Lexington Medical Center’s “Campaign for Clarity,” visit LMCFoundation.com.