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Lexington Medical Center Expands 3-D Mammography

Because of a generous contribution from the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, the hospital’s mobile mammography unit now offers 3-D mammography for breast cancer screening services. The Volunteer Auxiliary donated nearly $375,000 to the Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity to upfit the unit with this lifesaving technology.

The Campaign for Clarity aims to make 3-D mammography available to every LMC patient. In just six months, the Foundation has raised more than $1 million! This success wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Foundation’s major campaign donors, special event sponsors and designated Universal Employee Fund donations.

To schedule the mobile mammography unit to visit your workplace, church or civic organization, call (803) 791 – 2486.

Currently, Lexington Medical Center also offers 3-D mammography at Women’s Imaging on the hospital campus in West Columbia and at Sandhills Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice in Northeast Columbia.

3-D Mammography Offers Clear Advantages
• Ability to detect much smaller lesions, as small as 2 millimeters, for earlier detection and diagnosis
• 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers
• 29 percent increase in the detection of all breast cancers
• 15 percent reduction in patient callbacks due to suspicious findings that require additional images, reducing needless anxiety for these patients

Cancer Survivors Baseball Game

Join the Lexington Medical Center Foundation at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia on Sunday, June 11 for an afternoon of baseball, family fun and honoring cancer survivors. The Columbia Fireflies will host a Cancer Survivors Baseball Game presented by a Lexington Oncology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund.

The goal is to fill the stadium with as many attendees as possible to honor the courage of cancer survivors in our community. The afternoon begins at 1:30 p.m. when cancer survivors will take a victory lap around the field, celebrating their hard-fought battles against cancer. The baseball game begins at 2:00 p.m. against the Charleston RiverDogs.

“Lexington Medical Center is looking forward to honoring cancer survivors in our community at this special event. We hope to see many survivors and their families at the baseball game,” said Barbara Willm, Vice President of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “And the Lexington Medical Center Foundation is passionate about helping cancer patients in need through our Cancer Care Fund.”

Tickets cost $9.00 each. To purchase, visit Fireflies5.streamlineticketing.com/group or call (803) 726 – 4487. Use the code “Survivor” when purchasing the tickets to ensure that proceeds go directly to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

Cancer patients who have received treatment at Lexington Medical Center and would like to participate in the special events should contact Kaylee Swanson with the Columbia Fireflies at (803) 888 – 3014 to sign up for free tickets. Participants will receive four free game tickets with reserved seating, four stadium meals and a cancer survivor t-shirt.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund provides a variety of care programs for patients so that they can focus on healing. Programs include vital medication purchases, preventative screenings, post-surgical kits and financial assistance. For more information, visit LMCFoundation.com or call (803) 791 – 2540.

Lexington Medical Center is a leader in cancer care. A team of clinicians representing a variety of specialties works together to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health, giving Lexington Medical Center cancer patents access to Duke’s expertise and research.

The Art of Healing

Nine Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 8th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depicted their interpretation of healing. The Columbia Museum of Art will display the artwork until March 12. LMC will then display the artwork in the hospital’s North Tower Atrium until April 13.

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“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of healing through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us. Displaying their work at the Columbia Museum of Art is a wonderful way for our community to see how these students look at the world.”

Art teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork to enter in the competition. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

Award-wining fine artist Michael Story judged the entries and selected the winners.

First Place
Madison Stone, “Bliss”

Second Place
Crystal Clements, “Pieces of Me”

Third Place
Lindsay Hislop, “What Is Family”
Juror’s Choice
Emily Filaseta, “Silenced Survivor”
Taylan Salisbury, “Issues We Face”
Emily Cooper, “No Mere Trinkets”
Honorable Mention
Morgan Gavin, “Diversity”
Erin Lesslie, “Oath”
Jason Fanelli Jr., “Liquor Burns”