The Foundation hosts events and engagement activities throughout the year to raise awareness of and support for Lexington Medical Center, including:

  • Sportsmen’s Saturday
  • Tree of Love
  • Foundation Forums
  • LMC Employee Giving Campaign

Tree of Love

Tree of LoveFor many years, individuals and families have chosen to honor and remember family members, friends and co-workers through the Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s annual Tree of Love project. Each light on the Tree of Love represents a gift that has been given to continue our Medical Center’s tradition of community-based health care and to honor or remember the life of someone dear.

This year the annual Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live on Thursday, December 3, 2020, beginning at 5:30 pm. We hope you will tune in and join us as we kickoff the holiday season at Lexington Medical Center.
We are excited to offer you a new opportunity to support the 2020 Tree of Love. For a gift of $30 or more we will dedicate an ornament in the name of your honoree on our indoor tree located in the lobby of the Outpatient Entrance to LMC.

To designate your gift, please complete and return the Tree of Love form. Contributions to the 2020 Tree of Love project will be accepted through January 31, 2020.

Sportsmen's Saturday

Postponed until 2021

A man in dark sweater speaks into a microphone as a woman in a fur coat, black hat and red shirt holds up raffle ticketsSportsmen’s Saturday is a premier community fundraising event for outdoor enthusiasts hosted by the Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center Foundation and Honorary Chairman Richard Childress. The 10th anniversary of this event was held on November 2, 2019, at the Lexington Historic Southern Railway Freight Depot. 

“I’m pleased to announce that all proceeds from this event will benefit the new surgical center that is being built,” said Bill James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center. “This event is always so much fun, and it’s a great way to help support our friends and neighbors right here in our own community.” 

Large crowd of people in cold weather clothing sit in white chairs in an open-air train depot listening to a speaker/auctioneer 

The event featured more than 20 prizes totaling more than $110,000, with the grand prize being a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 truck. There were also cash prizes and a live auction where bidders could win Carolina Panthers tickets, a steak dinner cooked at their home by On-Time Catering or a BBQ dinner by Lexington BBQ. 

The $100 raffle ticket cost included lunch, beverages and entertainment.

2019 Prizes and Winners

$5,000 Early Bird Joyner Edmundson 
$2,000 Early Bird Mark Young
$1,000 Early Bird Landon Bisher 
$1,000 Early Bird Marie Palmer 
$1,000 Early Bird Martin Beale 
Sea Doo Spark and Trailer Carol Stutts 
Remington 870 Pump Syntnetic 20 Gauge Ronald Piper 
$500 cash Christy Hartley 
12-Gun Safe Fritz Miller 
$1,000 cash Thomas Childrey 
Ruger American Ranch Rifle 300 Black Out  Louann Barker 
Field & Stream Kayak Package Dwayne Chapman 
$500 cash Tony Koontz 
Henry Arms Golden Boy Rifle 22 Lever William Ceroe 
Paddle Board Package Barbara Weaver 
2020 Avalon Pontoon, Engine and Trailer Heather Scott 
2019 Kubota RTV 500 Robert Hunt 
Big Green Egg Grill Package Doug Worley 
Ruger American 308 Compact Nick Lovelace 
$500 cash Jeff Griffith 
Field & Stream Scout Canoe Package Pete Davis 
Glock G-43 9MM Automatic Everett Tate 
$1,000 cash Roy Berrier 
2019 Harley Davidson Street Bob Kina Motsinger 
$500 cash Jerry Aaron 
12 Gauge Benelli Sawyer Black Shotgun Vickie Johnson 
2019 Honda TRX 420 Ian Kryer 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Extended Cab Rodney Clark 
50-50 raffle Lisa Veach 
 Variety of prizes for Sportsmen's Saturday fundraiser at Lexington Medical Center sits on a green lawn and includes kayak, truck, pontoon boat, Ski-Doo, four-wheeler and motorcycle