Lexington Medical Society Foundation Distributes Grants to Area Charities

Peggy and John Collins, MD, LMSF president. Peggy and Dr. Collins have been instrumental in the LMSF golf tournament for almost three decades.

LEXINGTON Fifteen of Central Kentucky’s charitable organizations received a total of $30,000 in grant money from the Lexington Medical Society Foundation. The mission of the LMSF is “to improve the health of our community through support of Lexington area, medically-related, non-profit organizations; medical school student scholarships; and physician leadership and wellness programs.”

The not-for-profit entities selected in 2018 were:

Baby Health Service, which provides medical care and supplies for uninsured children, from infants to 18 years old
Bluegrass Council of the Blind, which offers services to visually-impaired adults, including support groups, mentoring, referral sources, community outings, and more
Camp Horsin’ Around, an outdoor camping adventure experience for children with compromised health or special needs
Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides medical examinations and services for child victims of sexual abuse
Chrysalis House, a residential treatment center providing medical and dental care for women overcoming substance abuse
Kidney Health Alliance, which provides renal vitamins and supplements to dialysis patients awaiting transplants
Faith Pharmacy, which provides medications to low-income patients
God’s Pantry Food Bank, which provides fresh fruit and vegetables to low-income families
McDowell House Museum, in Danville, which presents children’s summer programs with an emphasis on medicine, science, and healthy living
Mission Lexington Free Medical Clinic, which provides lab tests, medicines, preventative care, and treatment to uninsured, low-income adults
Radio Eye, Inc., which provides the reading of local and regional newspapers, periodicals, magazines, and other sources for visually-impaired adults via special radios, smart phone apps, internet, and cable TV in senior centers, hospitals, and nursing homes
Ronald McDonald House, which provides temporary housing for families with hospitalized children
Safe Kids Fayette County, which provides education and tools for child safety, including a safe sleep environment
Surgery on Sunday, which provides outpatient surgery for uninsured or underinsured individuals in and around Fayette county at no charge to the patient
Lexington Medical Society Physician Wellness Commission, which supports confidential counseling sessions for active LMS members

Additionally, the LMS Foundation set aside $3,000 towards a scholarship fund for medical students at UK College of Medicine. Foundation president John Collins, MD, states, “The Foundation continues to support organizations in Lexington who contribute to the health of the community. I urge all LMS members and sponsors of the golf tournament to get involved.”

The annual LMS golf tournament, to be held in August, is the major fund-raising activity of the Foundation, although individual members also make contributions.

For more information on the LMS Foundation contact Diana Moore at 859-277-1763 or dmoore@lexingtondoctors.org.