Tag Archives: Darci Strickland

Overcoming Breast Cancer

Each month, Lexington Medical Center partners with WLTX to help with the TV station’s “Buddy Call” segment. That’s when news anchors Darci Strickland and Andrea Mock profile a breast cancer survivor and tell women to call a “buddy” and remind her to do a self-breast exam. This month, their story focused on Janie Lakin.

In addition to being an 8-year cancer survivor, Janie was a model in the 2018 breast cancer survivor fashion show during Women’s Night Oct, Lexington Medical Center’s annual event recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are sone photos of Janie on the catwalk.

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800 Wigs for Cancer Patients

Becky’s Place is a boutique for cancer patients on the Lexington Medical Center campus. Part of its mission is to provide wigs to patients who have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy.

Over the past 19 years, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative’s chapter of Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE) has raised more than $140,000 to buy wigs for Becky’s Place. That’s approximately 800 wigs.

In this WLTX Buddy Call segment, news anchor Darci Strickland introduces us to one of the women helped by this charitable cause.

WIRE is having a golf tournament next month to raise more money for wigs at Becky’s Place. It will be at the Golden Hills Country Club on Monday, October 15, 2018 with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Information on registration and teams can be found by calling (803) 749 – 6471.

Battling Breast Cancer with Courage and Faith

Ariella Hughes is a wife and mom who lives in Columbia. She’s also a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’s received treatment at Lexington Medical Center. In this WLTX story, she shares how she used courage and faith to overcome the dreadful disease.

Ariella will be the featured speaker at Women’s Night Out, Lexington Medical Center’s annual dinner honoring breast cancer survivors and their families, this October. For more information on the dinner and to purchase tickets, visit LMCFoundation.com