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Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, read their stories and find out where they are today. In today’s post, Harriet Horton.

Harriet Horton
Lexington Medical Center Vice President

Doctors detected Harriet’s breast cancer through an annual mammogram.

harriet“If I had not been having annual mammograms, my cancer would never have been detected. The self-breast exam is important; however, I never felt anything, and neither did my physicians during my annual physical exams.”

Diagnosed with stage 2 lobular breast cancer in late January 2010 through Lexington Medical Center’s Five Day Detection to Diagnosis program, she participated in the hospital’s Pink Glove Dance only 12 months later.

harriet-horton029a“It felt like all my co-workers were behind me in what I and the other ladies had gone through. It truly made me realize there is life after being diagnosed with breast cancer.”

Harriet’s message for people facing cancer is one of hope.

“As I encounter newly diagnosed cancer patients (whether breast or otherwise), I feel the need to encourage them. I share my experience and tell them there is life after cancer and even during cancer.”

To watch Lexington Medical Center’s 2011 Pink Glove Dance video, click on this link for the hospital’s You Tube channel.

Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, find out where they are today. First, Amy Kinard.

Amy Kinard
River Bluff High School Nurse

At just 34 years old, Amy found a lump during a routine self-breast exam. At the time, she was a nurse at Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

amy-k“That self-breast exam helped me detect my cancer early, which made my treatment and prognosis better.”

She was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in-situ, stage 1 with no lymph node involvement. While her cancer was not progesterone or estrogen driven, she tested positive for an overexpression of HER2-Nu, a protein that makes cancer more aggressive. Amy had no family history of cancer, and her genetic testing was negative.

amy-kinard009b“I strongly encourage all women to do self-breast exams, get their annual mammogram, be familiar with their bodies and see their doctor immediately if they notice the slightest change. You have to be your own biggest advocate.”

Amy has been a survivor for nine years now. Today, she’s a nurse at River Bluff High School.

“Five years after filming the Pink Glove Dance, people still recognize me and make the connection with the video. I am proud of the work Lexington Medical Center did to bring awareness to breast cancer and the impact it had on our community. These are memories I will cherish for a lifetime.”

To watch Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance from 2011, visit this link on the hospital’s You Tube channel.

Lexington Medical Center Earns 53 Prestigious Marketing Awards

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Lexington Medical Center’s Marketing department has earned 53 state, national and international awards that honor outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns. The honors include a Telly Award, Aster Awards, Healthcare Advertising Awards, and South Carolina Public Relations Society of America awards.

Lexington Medical Center won a Telly Award for its 2012 Pink Glove Dance video, a project that has become a community favorite and honors breast cancer survivors. The Tellys are a premier competition honoring excellence in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.

The hospital received 20 Aster Awards, a medical marketing awards program with entries from across the nation and world. Importantly, Lexington Medical Center received two “Judges Choice” awards from the Asters for its cancer services campaign and cardiac services advertising campaign. Out of 4,000 entries, only eight “Judges Choice” awards are given each year. Lexington Medical Center is the first organization to take home the honor for two categories in the same year.

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In addition, Lexington Medical Center earned 29 accolades in the Healthcare Advertising Awards, a health care marketing and advertising awards program that judges entries on quality, creativity and message effectiveness. The hospital received six “Gold” Healthcare Advertising Awards for its work on TV and video campaigns, event promotion, print materials, and external publications.

Lastly, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America recognized the hospital with three awards for exceptional public relations programs, tactics and campaigns. The hospital received the Silver Wing Award of Merit for House Call magazine, a heart surgery guide, and the Every Woman Blog (www.everywomanblog.com).

“LMC is an excellent hospital with state-of-the-art service lines that provide high quality heath care to our community. Our marketing team is privileged to showcase our services that highlight our compassionate care and cutting-edge technology,” said Mark Shelley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

The campaigns pictured above are winners of the “Judges Choice” award from the Asters.

The Pink Glove Dance was a winner of a Telly award: