McLeod Hospice tree lighting will be held Thursday
BY ANDREW BOARDWINE
FLORENCE, S.C. — McLeod Hospice will celebrate its 33rd annual “A Light for Someone You Love” tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony will be held at McLeod Regional Medical Center adjacent to the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research beginning at 5:45 p.m.
During the ceremony, the family of the Rev. Charles D. “Pete” Cooper will light the trees and the Savannah Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will perform.
“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 a grief camp for children, Camp Jessie’s Kids.
McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Lee, Sumter, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.
Even after the event, people can continue to make gifts or sponsorships and the family of the person the gift is made in honor or memory of will receive an acknowledgement from the McLeod Foundation.
Lights are available with gifts to McLeod Hospice of $25 each. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 in honor of or memory of an individual. One hundred percent of each gift is tax-deductible.
For more information on the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting, call 843-777-2694.