Absolutely the Best Desserts Cookbook

(6/16/08) - In spring of 2007, the McLeod Health Foundation proudly released "Absolutely the Best Desserts," a cookbook inspired by the late Ann Paxton, a long time volunteer of the McLeod Foundation and wife of the late J. Erwin Paxton, McLeod Health Board of Trustees' Chairman. Those who were close to Mrs. Paxton knew that she was an avid baker who frequently used the word "absolutely."

For this reason, her close friends Carolyn Jones and Betty Hester were instrumental in pulli...

Gracie the Cat

(6/16/08) -Gracie the CatAn Angel in Disguise

Editor's Note: This letter was recently given to the staff of McLeod Hospice by Tiffany Miles, the family member of a patient.

Angels really do come in all shapes and sizes. Gracie is well known here at McLeod Hospice House, but for more than most people would think. She is more than just a cute, cuddly kitten, she is an inspiration to people's lives. I first met Gracie when my uncle became ill and was transferred to the Hospice Ho...

Butterfly Prints help McLeod Hospice

(6/16/08) - A painting donated to the McLeod Hospice House has been replicated by the Foundation as a fundraiser for Hospice. Mourning Into Dancing was donated by the Swintz family in 2007 in memory of family members who were cared for by Hospice staff and volunteers. Painted by Gresham artist Fred Riales, the work of art hangs prominently in the Hospice House. The Greek word for butterfly means "soul," and one of the symbols of hospice is the butterfly. The painting symbolizes patients ...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal: The Importance of Smoke Alarms

Residential fires can start and spread rapidly. Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and every hour approximately 14 children are injured from fires or burns. Ninety percent of all fire-related deaths are due to home fires, which spread quickly and can leave families as little as two minutes to escape once an alarm sounds.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Residential Fire Safety Month (October) as well as year-round. The organizat...

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