Ashland Lawn Party Celebrates Lexington History and Famous Citizen
LEXINGTON The sun shone brightly on Ashland, the Kentucky estate of Lexington’s famous favorite son, Henry Clay, on June 27, 2015 as nearly 400 guests attended the annual Lawn Party fund-raiser and celebration.
Ashland was first built in 1809, and Clay lived there until his death in 1852. His son, James Clay, razed the original mansion, designed in part by Benjamin LaTrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The younger Clay rebuilt the estate in 1962 and incorporated Italianate, Greek Revival, and Victorian details.
Among multiple other achievements, Henry Clay owned the first syndicated stallion in America, “Buzzard,” who was imported from England in 1806. Eleven of the descendants of the female line of Clay’s Ashland Stud have won the Kentucky Derby.
The Lawn Party raises funds for the maintenance and operation of Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Ashland is a National Historic Landmark.
KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph East Dedicates Rooms
LEXINGTON Four dressing rooms at the KentuckyOne Health Breast Care center were dedicated in honor of past employees, family members, and cancer survivors at a ceremony on June 10, 2015.
Rooms were named: PAT for Patricia Campbell, a long-time employee of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation; KATHLEEN for Kathleen Marnhout, who was honored by her son Mike Marnhout, president of Bluegrass Oxygen; LYNNIE for the older sisters of both Saint Joseph Foundation Director of Major Gifts Di Boyer and her husband Rod; and NISE’ for an anonymous donor whose life was saved by a mammogram.
KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph East uses 3D mammography and 3D biopsy. The program performs almost 15,000 mammograms a year and over 500 mammograms through the Yes MAMM! Grant, which provides, at no charge, screening mammography and diagnostic services to women and men who are underinsured and underserved.
Central Kentucky YMCA Breaks Ground in Hamburg
LEXINGTON- A ground-breaking ceremony for a new branch of the Central Kentucky YMCA at Hamburg Place took place on a warm June 18, 2015. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray addressed an overflowing crowd of 150+ saying, “Projects like this are what make Lexington special.”
The $20 million project is built on land donated by Bill Gatton, the namesake of the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics. The new 58,000 square ft. complex will include an aquatics center, health and fitness centers, a gymnasium, running track, group exercise studios, community rooms, adult locker rooms, and an outdoor playground.
Projected opening is fall 2016.
Kentucky Doctor Runs Boston Marathon – Has meniscal repair four days later
BOSTON, MA/LEXINGTON, KY A cold, wet Monday, April 20, 2015 marked the second running of the Boston Marathon since the bombing of 2013. Central Kentucky physician Ron Shashy, MD, ENT, returned with several of his friends from residency to “Take Back Boston.” “The feel of the city was upbeat as it embraced runners from around the globe,” said Shashy. The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon and one of the few which requires a qualifying time to enter.
The race was similar to 2014, with security precautions in plain sight. As nearly 30,000 runners entered the town of Hopkinton, Shashy said they were greeted with enthusiasm and scrutiny by police, sheriffs, FBI, ICE agents, and National Guard soldiers. Shashy recalled “a reassuring feeling to see security personnel all along the course.”
Shashy finished in three hours, 10 minutes, about a 7:15 min/mile average. Later that week, Shashy had meniscal repair on his right knee, performed by Tim Wilson, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Central Kentucky Orthopaedics in Georgetown, KY. Shashy ran with the injured meniscus knowing he had arthroscopy planned post-race. “I couldn’t miss this race, bad knee or not,” he said. “This was, after all, the Boston Marathon.”
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Event
LEXINGTON The 26th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Event was held on Monday, June 8th at the University Club of Kentucky. The event, presented by Bluegrass Oxygen, hosted 200 golfers and 30 volunteers for a full field at the UK Club. The event raised over $106,000 to support mission and outreach programs at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center.
In 25 years, the event has raised more than $2.1 million to fund projects including the expansion of KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph East, nursing scholarships, the Appalachian Outreach Program, Yes, Mamm! Mammography financial assistance, and other hospital outreach needs.
“We are grateful to the community for its tremendous support of this event over the past 25 years. Every dollar raised here, stays here,” said Mike Marnhout, long-time chair of the Golf Committee and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation board member. “The proceeds from this event will make a significant impact on the patients and families that rely on us. We understand the importance of hosting over 200 golfers who all share in the goal of providing wellness, healing, and hope to those served by Saint Joseph Hospital.” Photo caption: