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Lexington Medical Society Foundation donates to local health charities

LEXINGTON In May, the Lexington Medical Society Foundation’s annual golf tournament raised over $20,000. At the August 15th LMS Foundation board meeting, grant requests were evaluated and over $20,000 was distributed among 15 non-profit health care organizations.

LMS Foundation president, John Collins, MD, affirmed the Foundation’s mission “to improve the health of our community through support of Lexington-area medically related, non-profit organizations, medical students and physician leadership and wellness programs.” 

Organizations that received funds were: Baby Health Services, which provides medications and immunizations at no cost to uninsured children in Fayette and surrounding counties; Camp Horsin’ Around, a camp for children with compromised health or special needs; Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides comprehensive medical and mental health examinations for child victims of sexual abuse in Fayette County; Chrysalis House, which assists women recovering from substance abuse with residential aid and oral health programs; The Explorium, which provides educational activities for children while teaching about the human body; LMS Medical Student Emergency Relief Fund, which provides financial support for UK medical students who encounter unplanned life emergencies; LMS Physician Wellness Program, which provides counseling services for active LMS physicians, UK residents, and medical students; McDowell House Museum, which hosts a summer camp for children that teaches health and medical procedures; Radio Eye, which addresses the information needs of people who are blind or disabled by providing 24/7 audio services such as reading local and regional newspapers, health periodicals, magazines, and programs on health; Ronald McDonald House, which provides housing for families whose children are being treated in local medical facilities; Mission Health & Faith Pharmacy, which offers medical treatment such as insulin for low income and uninsured adults; Surgery on Sunday, which provides free outpatient surgery for uninsured or low income patients; Bluegrass Council of the Blind, which provides health services to the blind or visually impaired; Kidney Health Alliance of KY, which provides services to patients with kidney disease; and KY Diabetes Camp for Children, Camp Hendon, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes. 

LMS Foundation members include John Collins, MD, president, David J. Bensema, MD, vice president; John G. Roth, MD, secretary; Hunt Ray, treasurer; and board members Bill Farmer Jr., Gil Dunn, Jane Chiles, Alicia Jordan, and Khalil Rahman, MD, LMS president.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust was the 2022 presenting sponsor of the LMS Foundation’s Golf Tournament.

“The Lexington Medical Society Foundation seeks to help those who improve community health,” said Collins. 

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