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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

Breast Cancer Clinical Trials at Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is currently involved in four clinical trials for the treatment of breast cancer. Patients who meet specific criteria can choose if they would like to participate. The trials seek to find out the best ways to treat different types of breast cancer. Many times, these trials ultimately represent the future of breast cancer treatment.

WLTX news anchor Darci Strickland visited Lexington Medical Center recently to learn more about the trials from Dr. Lynn Tucker, surgeon with Lexington Surgical Associates, a hospital physician practice. And, she interviewed Cheryl Smith, a Lexington County grandmother who had successful treatment for breast cancer while enrolled in one of the clinical trials.

Cheryl Smith with her family inside Lexington Oncology after completing chemotherapy.

Cheryl Smith with her family inside Lexington Oncology after completing chemotherapy.

The photo shows Ms. Smith “ringing the chemo bell” inside Lexington Oncology after completing her last chemotherapy treatment for cancer last year.

Watch the story below.


For more information about clinical trials at Lexington Medical Center, visit the clinical trials page of our website by clicking here.