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 Eleven of Central Kentucky’s charitable organizations received a total of $20,000 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, nonprofit organizations, medical school students, and physician leadership and wellness programs.”

The not-for-profit entities selected in 2019 were:

Baby Health Service, which provides medical care and supplies for uninsured children, from infants to 18 years old;
Mission Lexington Free Clinic, which provides lab tests, medicines, preventative care, and treatment to uninsured, low income adults;
Camp Horsin’ Around, an outdoor camping adventure experience for children with compromised health or special needs;
Chrysalis House, a residential treatment center providing medical and dental care for women overcoming substance abuse;
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;
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 Charities of the BG, which provides temporary housing for families with hospitalized children;
Surgery on Sunday, which provides outpatient surgery for uninsured or underinsured individuals in and around Fayette county at no charge to the patient; and
Lexington Medical Society Physician Wellness Commission, which supports confidential counseling sessions for active LMS members.

Additionally, the LMS Foundation and Society set aside $1,500 towards an emergency relief fund for medical students at the 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, held in August, is the major fundraising activity of the Foundation, although individual members also make contributions. Members of the LMSF include John Collins, MD, president, David Bensema, MD, vice-president, John Roth, MD, secretary, Dennis Joseph, CPA, treasurer, Susan Potter, BB&T, Susan Neil, MD, Michael Moore, MD, Lexington councilman Bill Farmer, Jr., and Gil Dunn, MD-Update.

For more information on the LMS Foundation contact Diana Moore at 859.277.1763 or dmoore@lexingtondoctors.org.