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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.

Colon Cancer Challenge 2015

Thank you to the more than 150 people who took part in Lexington Medical Center’s 6th annual Colon Cancer Challenge bike ride on Saturday, April 18. The ride, which ranges in length from 5 to 65 miles, raises money for the hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund, which provides programs and services for cancer patients in need.

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Register for the Colon Cancer Challenge Bike Ride

Lexington Medical Center will host its sixth annual Colon Cancer Challenge bike ride on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The one-day bicycling event will feature 65-, 50-, 25- and 15- and 5-mile rides that begin and end at Dutch Fork Middle School in Irmo. Hundreds of people participate in the event each year. All proceeds will go to the Lexington Medical Center Colon Cancer Fund, which provides screening colonoscopies for people who are uninsured or underserved.

bike ride“Lexington Medical Center is pleased that the Colon Cancer Challenge has provided dozens of important screening colonoscopies for people in need in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “The bike ride is also a fun event for the whole family that support a healthy lifestyle.”

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Each year, more than 2,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with colon cancer and 800 die from the disease. But it’s also one of the most preventable forms of cancer – and treatable when detected early. Unfortunately, not everyone receives proper screening.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. The 65- and 50-mile rides begin at 8:00 a.m; the 25-mile ride at 8:30 a.m; the15-mile ride at 9:30 a.m; and the 5-mile ride at 10:00 a.m. Lunch for bike riders will be served at 11:00 a.m.

60-, 50-, 25- and 15-mile Bike Rides: Early Registration: $35. After April 14: $40. Day of Event: $45. 5-mile Bike Ride: Early Registration: $20. After April 14: $25. Day of Event: $30.

Learn more and register at www.LMCColonCancerChallenge.com.

bicylistHere are some colon cancer facts from the American College of Gastroenterology:
·Colon cancer is the only form of cancer that is preventable.
·The best way to screen for colon cancer is a colonoscopy, which is an examination of the large intestine using a lighted tube.
·Colonnoscopy is among the most powerful tools in clinical medicine, because of its excellent potential to identify and permit removal of polyps before they turn into cancer.
·In general, doctors recommend that people undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. African-Americans should begin screening at age 45.
·Early detection and intervention can reduce mortality from colon cancer by up to 90%.