Strengthening Quality of Life by Kristie Salvato Gibbs

The lifesaving benefits of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery save the lives of thousands of patients each year. While these efforts serve to eliminate the disease, they often cause fatigue, difficulty with memory, muscle pain, weakness, and other issues that may affect a cancer survivor's quality of life. It has been shown that rehabilitation before or during cancer treatment can reduce these effects, enhance the patient's recovery and help individuals ret...

Miracle Miles Ride ... The Incredible Journey

On June 27, Larry McElveen, Director of McLeod Information Technology Business Operations, embarked on The Miracle Miles Ride, a 17-day, 10,000-mile motorcycle ride to Alaska and back. His purpose was simple - to raise funds to help children in need of specialized care through the McLeod Children's Hospital and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services.

Each day throughout Larry's excursion, he shared the story of a child he was riding for in hopes that his journey would help them through the...

Weekend Chaplain Brings Comfort to McLeod Patients

Generous gifts to the McLeod Foundation have funded a much needed service by providing for weekend chaplains. The value of spiritual care as it affects physical healing has long been recognized as part of the culture at McLeod Health with a dedicated Pastoral Services Department.

One Sunday morning, Gloria Ham, a Weekend Chaplain at McLeod, received a call from a nurse in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). A three-month-old was coding and the medical team feared the child may not s...

Food Lion Announces 2013 Fall Football Campaign to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion will kick off its Children’s Miracle NetworkHospitals® Fall Football Campaign, Wednesday, Sept. 4. The campaign willrun through Sept. 17 to support local children and their families receivingmedical care from 26 children’s hospitals.

During the two-week campaign, customers who donate $1 at the register willreceive a paper football to acknowledge their support. Customers can alsopurchase specially-marked Kellogg’s and Proctor and Gamble products tos...

An Evening of Hope Cancer Benefit

Purchase Tickets for An Evening Of Hope.

An Evening of Hope Cancer Benefit, underwritten by Wells Fargo, will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Florence Little Theatre. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research.

Performers for the evening will include: Singer Henry "Hank" Jones accompanied by Robin Thompson on piano; Musicians Dr. Benjamin Woods, Dr. Sherry Woods and their son Chris Woods; Singer Garrett Graham ...

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