“Women’s Night In” honors breast cancer survivors
West Columbia, S.C. – The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s annual event honoring breast cancer survivors is coming to a virtual audience this year. Join the Foundation for “Women’s Night In.”
The event includes an online broadcast premiering on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. that will share the stories of incredible women from the Midlands who are fighting breast cancer with courage and conviction, and illustrate how Lexington Medical Center is treating the disease.
There will also be an online silent auction beginning today, Friday, September 25, through October 1. Community members can watch the broadcast, register for the silent auction and upload a photo tribute in honor of a loved one by visiting WomensNightIn.com.
“Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, we can honor breast cancer survivors all month long,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “Join us from the comfort of your home or at a watch party in your backyard with friends as we work to make a difference for cancer patients in our community.”
Women’s Night In benefits the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, which provides breast cancer patients with wigs, mastectomy bras and post-surgical kits. Crystal Smith was a Lexington Medical Center employee who died of breast cancer at the young age of 44. She was a wife and mother of three.
All women over the age of 40 should have an annual mammogram. If a woman has a family history of breast cancer, especially a mother, grandmother or aunt, she should speak with her doctor about the possibility of beginning screenings earlier.
Lexington Medical Center offers state-of-the-art 3-D mammography throughout the hospital’s network of care and on its mobile mammography van. This technology can detect lesions as small as two millimeters, diagnosing cancer earlier and reducing the need for unnecessary callbacks.
Lexington Medical Center diagnoses approximately 300 cases of breast cancer each year.