27th Annual A Light for Someone You Love and Tree Lighting Ceremony
McLeod Hospice celebrated the 27th Annual "A Light for Someone You Love" Tree Lighting Ceremony in Florence on December 6. The ceremony was held at McLeod Regional Medical Center adjacent to the new Cancer Center currently under construction. To view a video of this year's Florence ceremony, click here. To view pictures from this event, click here.
To further promote McLeod Hospice to the region, the McLeod Health Foundation will also once again expand its annual Hospice Tree Lighting ceremony at McLeod Regional Medical Center to include a tree lighting ceremony at McLeod Darlington and McLeod Dillon. The additional tree lightings will take place on Tuesday, December 11 at McLeod Darlington and Thursday, December 13 at McLeod Dillon.
Proceeds raised through the tree lightings will directly benefit McLeod Hospice.
If you would like to light a light ($25) please contact the McLeod Foundation at 843-777-2694 or click here. Your donation can bring the light of hope to McLeod Hospice patients and their families throughout the year.
"The Light for Someone You Love" program is sponsored by the McLeod Health Foundation to directly fund items needed for the McLeod Hospice House, to help patients remain comfortable in their homes, provide bereavement care for families being served as well as others in the community, and to offer the children’s grief support program. McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.
While the lighted trees will brighten the community this season, the gifts they represent will help bring the light of hope to McLeod Hospice patients and their families.
Dick Frate, a McLeod Hospice volunteer since March 2007, was awarded the Spirit of Hospice Award at the Florence ceremony. Dick was not able to attend the ceremony and his son, Doug Frate pictured right, accepted the award on his behalf which is presented annually at the Tree Lighting. This award, presented by Joan Pavy, Adminstrator of McLeod Hospice, honors an individual who has given of themselves to benefit the patients and families served by McLeod Hospice. To view Dick's video testimony of why he believes in the work of McLeod Hospice, click here.