Events – May 2016

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Celebrates Issue #100

LEXINGTON To celebrate the publication of the 100th issue of MD-UPDATE, team members, writers, photographers, and contributors gathered at The Club at Spindletop Hall in Lexington on Thursday, May 12, 2016. MD-UPDATE Publisher Gil Dunn toasted those assembled and thanked them for “the generous contributions of their time, energy, talents, and intellectual property for the cause of helping physicians across Kentucky connect with each other through MD-UPDATE.”

MD-UPDATE Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newton also addressed the crowd calling MD-UPDATE “truly a collaborative effort joined together for the purpose of serving Kentucky physicians and all healthcare providers.” Newton described the upcoming new MD-UPDATE website, www.md-update.com, which will be a searchable collection of articles from the MD-UPDATE archives and current healthcare news in Kentucky. The website, said Newton, will “be open to Kentucky healthcare consumers and decision-makers to give them the opportunity to benefit from the curated, in-depth content of MD-UPDATE, the magazine.”

“Kentucky healthcare consumers and decision-makers want to know more about their providers,” said Newton. “And no one has spent more time with more Kentucky doctors than MD-UPDATE.” The website will be launched summer of 2016.

Ashland Lawn Party

LEXINGTON Ashland, the Henry Clay estate, is a National Historic Landmark and a rare treasure in the heart of Lexington.

Established in 1926, the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving Ashland and operating its educational center. Generous individuals and corporations make the conservation of Ashland, and sharing the legacy of the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay, possible.

The annual Ashland Lawn Party supports the foundation and Ashland. The Lawn Party is Ashland’s largest fund-raising event of the year and features bourbon tasting, cocktails, music, dinner, and a live and silent auctions.

More information is available at www.henryclay.org.

Kentucky CancerLink Golf Scramble

LEXINGTON The 3rd Annual Kentucky CancerLink Golf Scramble presented by UK HealthCare took place on Monday, April 25 at Spring Valley Golf Club. Twenty-four teams took the course for a great cause to raise money for Kentuckians in need of cancer screenings or assistance during a cancer battle. Kentucky CancerLink’s upcoming #UNTIL campaign was also highlighted at the event. The theme of the campaign is: UNTIL there is a cure for cancer, Kentuckians need help today.

Kentucky CancerLink is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to reduce barriers to screening, treatment, and diagnosis of cancer. Funds raised go toward Kentucky Cancerlink’s mission to help with those needs, such as transportation to and from cancer treatment.

Community partners who have accepted the challenge to BE the #UNTIL are: UK HealthCare, WKYT, Lexington Herald-Leader, iHeart Radio, TOPS in LEX, Baptist Health, Town Branch, KentuckyOne Health, MD-UPDATE, and Safe Floors of Kentucky.

Men’s Health Check at UK Markey Cancer Center

LEXINGTON The UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center (MCC) provided a “Men’s Health Check,” a screening event for 48 men, on April 13, 2016. Men participated in labs that checked their cholesterol, blood sugar, PSAs, and more. They were able to obtain colon cancer and prostate cancer education and to sign up for cancer screenings.

Kentucky CancerLink (KCL) offered free at-home colon cancer screening kits to qualified attendees, who then mailed their samples back to KCL for testing. Based on the results of the test, several men were encouraged to contact their family physician to discuss obtaining additional colon cancer screening, including a colonoscopy.

This was the first time for Men’s Health Check at UK’s Markey Cancer Center. In previous years, a grant allowed UK to conduct quarterly prostate cancer screenings. The Men’s Health Check provided an opportunity for men to receive a general health and wellness report. Melissa Hounshell, MCC Community Outreach director, said, “There are several events and screenings with women in mind, but there are not that many designed specifically for men. Our results show that men need screenings. The majority of our attendees had one or more labs that were out of the normal range.”

Continues Hounshell, “As the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky, we at the Markey Cancer Center feel like it is our responsibility to educate and screen as many people as possible. Men’s Health Check is simply another opportunity to do that.”