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In the inaugural issue of Inspire: Rex Mobile Mammography Saves Lives Le Tour de Femme Raises $30,000 for the Angel Fund News from Rex Healthcare Foundation Winter 2011

Rex Gala Wrap-up

Dru McClelland and Ed Fuller at the 2010 Rex Gala

Rex Mobile Mammography puts Harnett County Woman on the Road to Healing


When her insurance premiums rose more than $1,000 in one month, Sharon Arnold, 44, was faced with the decision to discontinue her healthcare coverage. One day while reading her local paper she saw that Rex’s Mobile Mammography Unit would be in her town. “When I heard about it I knew that I had to go,” Sharon said. “It had been at least two years since I had a mammogram, and this would be free.”

About Rex Mobile Mammography Unit

Since hitting the road in 2001, Rex Healthcare’s Mobile Mammography Unit has

provided screenings to more than 22,000 women. Traveling to local businesses, churches, schools and civic groups, the unit offers women state-of-the-art digital technology for early cancer detection.

“That bus saved my life,” Sharon recounts. ”A week later, I found out that I needed to

go into Rex for further testing. Those tests found that I had Stage 2 breast cancer. I had no idea how I would pay for treatment, but Rex was there for me every step of the way.”

Regular mammography screenings can reduce a woman’s chance of dying from breast

cancer by as much as 30 percent. Yet some women go without life-saving screenings due to lack of time, transportation, resources, scheduling flexibility or access to healthcare.

That’s where the Rex Mobile Mammography Unit comes in. Thanks to community

partners like Revlon, our mammography unit sponsor, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, our screening/diagnostic testing sponsor, women in North Carolina can have life-saving mammograms.

Why Mobile?         

Those who need life-saving mammograms most – low income, underserved and 

uninsured women – can benefit from Rex Healthcare’s Mobile Mammography Unit.

We know that mammography is extremely valuable in the early detection of breast

cancer because it can identify abnormalities at an early stage before physical symptoms develop, resulting in a higher cure rate. However, we also know that there are disparities in breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Going mobile allows the unit to reach out to women in

need in Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties of North Carolina.       

Advanced Technology

The Rex Mobile Mammography Unit utilizes an advanced

hologic digital mammography system, one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for the early detection of breast cancer available. This solution offers a number of benefits, many of which are especially advantageous for remote use:

• Faster image acquisition and image enhancement 

• Easier image storage and retrieval 

• Easier transmittal of images for remote consultation

• Improved images, especially in dense breast tissue,

which allows for more accurate readings          

Revlon & Mammograms: What’s the Connection?

Revlon has an outstanding commitment to women’s beauty, both inside and out. Since

1990, this leading cosmetic company has helped to raise more than $65 million in support of medical research programs, physician training, clinical care and education, and awareness initiatives.

Revlon has supported Rex Mobile Mammography Unit’s mission since its inception and

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Since 2005, Revlon has donated nearly $700,000 in net proceeds from its charity golf events to the Rex Mobile Mammography

has provided nearly $700,000 in net proceeds from charity golf events since 2005. With

mission. At the 2010

generous support from Revlon, Rex Healthcare Mobile Mammography Unit provides the

Rex Open, Revlon

most advanced digital technology on the road.

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Rex and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Namesake of Race for the Cure®, Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart,

body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatment and endless days in the hospital, she distracted herself by brainstorming ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others, her sister Nancy G. Brinker promised to do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Its signature Race for the Cure® walk

event has become the world’s largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. 

Rex Healthcare has received grants of nearly $200,000 from the Susan G. Komen for the

Cure-NC Triangle Affiliate. Since 2006, more than 1,000 women have directly benefited from these funds. New this year, the Komen grant was expanded to include surgical intervention. This important addition to the program further expands the role of Komen and Rex in the treatment of breast cancer patients.

For More Info For more information about Rex Mammography services, visit or call (919) 784-6186. To find out how you can support Rex Mobile Mammography, contact Rex Healthcare Foundation at (919) 784-4424.  

of a new mobile mammography unit they will purchase and Rex will operate. This unit will be dedicated in memory of Kay Yow, former N.C. State Women’s Basketball Coach and long-time advocate for the importance of early screening and detection of breast cancer.

Jackie Alexander with Rex Gala Co-Chair Courtney Bell

The 2010 Rex Gala was held Saturday, October 23 at the Raleigh Convention

Center. More than 650 leading business executives, physicians and community leaders celebrated a dynamic out-of-the-box experience with fantastic culinary delights and rousing entertainment. As the evening continued, guests enjoyed a course before an impromptu chorus by The Three Waiters. Sophisticated, spontaneous and loads of fun, The Three Waiters are a trio of talented singers posing as “real” waiters, hoaxing and amusing guests prior to giving an operatic performance a la “The Three Tenors.”

BidPal revolutionized the auction! Attendees had a blast using the handheld

bidding devices, accessing items from any point in the Convention Center. The silent and live auctions contributed $50,175 to our goal. The crowd came alive during the Call to Action! Donors

Dr. and Mrs. Keith Nance

stepped up and contributed $25,000 in a spirited funding challenge. The night grossed the most raised at any Rex Gala:

$272,931 All proceeds from this

Dr. and Mrs. James Zidar and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thompson

year’s Rex Gala are designated for the new N.C. Cancer Hospital at

UNC Specialty Women’s physicians Dr. Van Le and Dr. and Mrs. Tom Shea

Rex which will add more than 90,000 square feet of space to meet the growing demand for oncology services in the Triangle. The Three Waiters!

Mobile Carts Help Parents on the Path to Recovery

Lipstick Luncheon The Mix 101.5/Rex Healthcare Lipstick Luncheon will be Saturday,

Often we hear that the toughest loss to endure is that of a child. Knowing

March 19 at the downtown

first hand that loss, Joy and Michael Lashley wanted to help other grieving

Marriott. Listen for your

parents. At the suggestion of Dr. Leon Woodruff, the Lashleys contacted the Rex

opportunity to purchase

Healthcare Foundation and expressed their desire to establish a fund in their

tickets on Mix 101.5FM

daughter Caroline’s memory that would help other families who had experienced

radio or buy online at

the loss of a child. A total of $15,000 was raised through the generosity of family Proceeds

and friends. Through the Caroline Jean Lashley Memorial Fund, the Lashleys

from every ticket sold will

created a Resource Room in the Birth Center where parents can access literature to

benefit Rex Healthcare.

begin the path of healing.

In December 2010, the Lashleys went one step further and purchased

three bereavement carts. The Rex Women’s Center supplies each cart with baby

Save the Date! Rex Hospital Open June 6-12

clothing, christening supplies, handprint and footprint kits, reading materials for parents, grandparents and siblings as well as refreshments. These mobile carts remain with the patient throughout their postpartum stay.

“Michael and Joy have been

passionate about putting into place the right resources for other families who may go through this same experience,” says Kathy Stokes, director of major gifts and special

campaigns at the Rex Healthcare

Hospital Open golf tournament

Foundation. “Helping others has

June 6-12 at TPC Wakefield

been a way to mend their own

Plantation, an official stop on the

hearts while honoring Caroline’s

PGA Nationwide Tour. This premier


sporting event brings the golf stars of

tomorrow to Raleigh and raises money

We are truly grateful that the

Make plans now to attend the Rex

Lashleys have chosen to provide

to support Rex Healthcare’s programs

comfort and hope to other families

and services. The 2011 Tournament

in such a meaningful way.

will bring new opportunities to socialize, network and enjoy great golf right here in Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit the new N.C. Cancer Hospital

Share Your Story What inspires you to support Rex Hospital? We want to hear from you! Please send your story to

at Rex. For ticket information, visit

Rex Corporate Challenge The annual Rex Corporate Challenge was held at a new venue last October, North Ridge Country Club. A total

le Tour de Femme Raises $30,000 for the Angel Fund

On December 2, 2010, le Tour de Femme presented the Rex Healthcare

Foundation with two donations: new hats, available to any cancer patient at no cost, and a $30,000 check for funds raised from its annual race to benefit the Rex Healthcare Foundation’s Angel Fund. The fifth annual le Tour de Femme was held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 with 365 participants – a record! The race included a women’s only full metric,

of 53 teams generated $91,810 – the most ever cash raised through mulligans, hit the green and auction. Todd Camplin, head PGA Professional of Pinehurst #7, was the winner of the sponsor’s exemption to the 2011 Rex Hospital Open.

half metric and beginner distance bicycle rides to benefit the Angel Fund and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Since its inception, the race has raised $102,000 for the Angel Fund which

serves Rex Healthcare cancer patients with unique financial needs (including transportation, living expenses and prescriptions) as they cope with the hardships associated with their treatment. This fund also helps provide accessories like free wigs, scarves, prosthesis, bras, tote bags, pillows and lap quilts for patients coping with cancer. For more information, visit

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Rex Society Spotlight

Send the Gift of Charity

benefitting the

The Rex Society recognizes leadership donors who share Rex Healthcare’s

mission of bringing together compassionate care and leading-edge technology.

Rex Healthcare Foundation.

Since its inception, members of Rex Society have provided significant philanthropic support for Rex Healthcare, demonstrating commitment to many major projects and programs.

Members of the Rex Society demonstrate leadership support that allows Rex

Healthcare to maintain its tradition of excellence and set a philanthropic example to encourage the support of others.

benefit the Rex Healthcare Foundation

With membership in Rex Society comes annual recognition as well as other

exclusive benefits.

Not yet a Rex Society member? Consider joining the many individuals and organizations that support Rex each year with a gift of $1,000 or more. As a member of the Rex Society, you can celebrate the impact of your gift with others at the Rex Society Recognition event coming up this Spring. For more information, contact Kathy Stokes at (919) 784-4475 or Carson Gilbert at (919) 784-4718.

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(75% - pre-designated) and the charities your gift recipients designate

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$15,000 - $24,999


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Your gift recipient is presented with a list of more than 100 charities to choose from, including a banner with Rex Healthcare Foundation as the ‘Featured Charity.’ Perfect for birthday, business, holiday, sympathy, wedding - a unique gift idea!

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Rex Healthcare Milestones, Activities & Opportunities We Just Keep Growing & Growing • In August, Rex Healthcare received state approval to move forward with plans to expand cancer care services available in Wake County by establishing the N.C. Cancer Hospital at Rex, opening 2014. • On November 10, we began construction of our state-of-theart campus in Holly Springs. The facility, expected to open in late 2011, will feature urgent care, imaging services, a clinical lab and physician offices.

• We also celebrated our 10th

at the Rex Senior Health Center in

anniversary as part of the UNC

downtown Raleigh. The screening

Health Care system in April.

was intended for underserved and

• Rex received the silver Healthy Hospital Award from Ascent

uninsured men. • Rex launched a month-long

Healthcare Solutions in November

educational campaign to raise

for reducing environmental harm

awareness about breast health

and improving overall hospital

in conjunction with the American

quality through medical device

Cancer Society’s National Breast

remanufacturing and reprocessing.

Cancer Awareness Month (October).

Giving Back to the Community For fiscal year 2010, as part of UNC Health Care, our system provided more in charity care than any other health system in our area. Additionally, Rex provided almost $3 million to support community health, education and outreach initiatives.


• In November, Rex launched its annual Red Tie Campaign (in memory of former insurance commissioner Jim Long) to raise awareness of stroke risks, provide

Rex Healthcare President David Strong and Holly Spring Mayor Dick Sears celebrate the ground breaking of the new Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs in November.

Recognized for Excellence • In 2010, Rex received Magnet re-designation for our excellent patient care, making Rex nurses among the top 6% in the nation. • For the sixth consecutive year, National Research Corporation affirmed Rex as the most preferred hospital in Wake County.

A Fantastic Fall • In October, UNC Health Care and Rex announced the launch of Triangle Physician Network, LLC (TPN), a joint effort to operate a regional network of physicians to expand the system’s ability to meet the health care needs of the region. • Rex Primary Care of Holly Springs opened in October at Southpark Village. • In November, UNC Specialty Women’s Center at Rex opened a new location for the UNC Gynecologic Oncology Division and the future Rex Oncology Multidisciplinary Center. Events Supported/Hosted • In September, Rex hosted its 13th annual free prostate screening

education on stroke prevention and improve stroke outcomes. • In honor of its Healthy Hospital award and to support its goal of increased waste avoidance, Rex partnered with Fox 50 TV and Creative Recycling to host a countywide technology recycling event that collected more than 85,000 pounds of unwanted electronics.

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chosen for excellence Gifts to Rex Healthcare are made through the Rex Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Meet the Rex Healthcare Foundation Team

Sylvia Hackett Vice President, Rex Healthcare (919) 784-2242

Carson Gilbert Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving (919) 784-4718

Katherine Stokes Director of Major Gifts and Special Campaigns (919) 784-4475

Amy Daniels Manager of Annual Giving (919) 784-4434

Angela Brunson Development Officer (919) 784-4443

Allison Strickland Development Officer (919) 784-4552

Jennifer Scott Donor Systems Specialist (919) 784-4562

Ginger Duncan Executive Secretary (919) 784-4424

Inspire - Winter 2011  
Inspire - Winter 2011  

News from Rex Healthcare Foundation