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Lake Carolina Gives Back
Dec 17, 2013
Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival Raises $16,000 for Children’s Charities of the Midlands
COLUMBIA, SC - Lake Carolina’s Annual Wine & Food Festival, which took place in October experienced a record number of attendees. Guests sipped & savored some of Columbia’s best food & wine on a beautiful fall afternoon on the Village Green at Lake Carolina. Proceeds from the event benefitted Children’s Charities of the Midlands, in which two special charities were chosen.
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital received $10,000 for their Palliative Care program. The program helps children and their families to achieve the best quality of life when living with life-limiting and chronic illnesses. This program provides comprehensive services to alleviate distressing symptoms; be they physical, psychological, spiritual, educational, or social. The team consists of a physician, nurse, child life specialist, social worker, and chaplain and is involved with the patient from the onset of their condition and works cooperatively with the primary physician providers as (potentially) curative therapies are pursued. Patients with cystic fibrosis, HIV, cancer, neurologic disorders, metabolic diseases, extreme prematurity and major trauma can benefit from Palliative Care services. Patients care for by Palliative Care teams have greater symptom control, spend less time in the hospital, have shorter hospital stays, and indeed, live longer than similarly matched patients not receiving Palliative Care services.
Abundant Life Lending Library in Lake Carolina received $6,000 from the Wine & Food Festival. The additional funds will help Columbia area children receive equipment to recover from devastating illnesses and accidents. Columbia did not have a durable medical equipment library. Abundance Life Equipment Lending Library, located at the Village Green, was established in October 2010 to meet this need.
Thanks to the amazing sponsor support the Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival received this year, we were able to donate so much to these important children organizations.