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WACH: Wine on the River fundraiser raises money for early detection of breast cancer

Wine on the River, August 25, 2018

West Columbia, S.C. (WACH)– The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” fundraising event at the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. Presented by Parker Poe and Adams & Bernstein, the event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

Food sponsors are Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Blue Marlin, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Café, Nick’s House of Pizza, Schooner’s Bar and Grill, Southern Way Catering, The Root Cellar, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Urban Cookhouse.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s organization that supports Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives benefiting women and children. This year, “Wine on the River” proceeds will benefit the Campaign for Clarity, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation's $3 million capital campaign to provide 3-D mammography across the hospital’s network of care, leading to early detection of breast cancer.

3-D mammography uses a low dose X-ray to create multiple images within seconds that are similar to the “slices” of images in a CT scan. The FDA-approved procedure uses the same type of equipment as a 2-D mammogram and a similar dose of radiation. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography also reduces false positives and unnecessary callbacks for patients with dense breast tissue.

Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated more 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center's cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or go to LMCFoundation.com and click on the Eventbrite link on that page. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price.

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