West Columbia, S.C. – The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2023 McDaniels Auto Group Golf Classic and Gala benefitting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s McDaniels-Pucci Cancer Fund raised $756,303 this past weekend. The fund provides hope, resources and support to Lexington Medical Cancer Center patients.
Since 2018, this event has raised more than $3,200,000 for life-saving cancer screenings for those in need, advanced breast cancer screening technology and support programs and services for patients and their caregivers.
The Golf Classic was at Fort Jackson Golf Club's Wildcat and Old Hickory courses. The tournament offered a full day of fun beginning with breakfast and opening remarks at the Clubhouse and ending with an awards dinner after play. The day included games and prizes, great food and local craft beer tastings. Players also enjoyed a tournament polo, amenity bags, beverage carts, and other fun activities.
The gala was Saturday, April 22 at the Pastides Alumni Center with live and silent auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and live entertainment by the Crystal Clear Band. The evening also featured fun experiences like a champagne welcome, magic mirror photobooth, 360 flytography, and more.
The funds raised will help support patients from their diagnosis through their transition to survivorship. Funding will directly benefit Foundation programs that provide transportation to and from appointments and treatments, emergency assistance that helps meet basic needs for cancer patients, supportive care items and cancer support groups that provide strength, hope and peer support. Funds raised will also help with more significant purchases throughout the year, such as bariatric infusion chairs, stereotactic breast biopsy systems and additional 3-D mammography units in the hospital network.
About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 607-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 7,800 health care professionals. The hospital was ranked best hospital in the Columbia Metro and #2 hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report and was named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Lexington Medical Cancer Center is an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence and has a clinical research and education affiliation with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE Center. The network also has an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and more than 70 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 100,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 4,000 babies each year and performs more than 25,000 surgeries.
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