(3/7/2014) Employees of McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast are busy planning activities related to raising awareness and financial support for the 2014 March of Dimes March for Babies.
Under the guidance of co-captains Donna Traub and Lynn Huneycutt, nurses in the Women's Services department at McLeod Loris, this year's March of Dimes team is once again planning events for the coming weeks to raise awareness about premature births in an effort to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
The March of Dimes March for Babies will be held on Saturday, May 10, at Pelican Stadium in Myrtle Beach. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will be a fun-filled family event that includes a one-mile walk through Broadway at the Beach and free refreshments.
Fundraising efforts currently underway include t-shirt sales to support the event; Small – XL, $10 and XXL, $12. Beanie bears are also available for only $6 and In Memory /Honor Of butterflies to be displayed during the walk can be reserved for a $10 donation. Bake sales are scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, at McLeod Seacoast and Thursday, April 17, at McLeod Loris. The sale will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day.
If you would like to learn more about the event, purchase a t-shirt, assist with fundraising or simply join the McLeod Loris Seacoast March of Dimes team, please contact Gina Burroughs at (843) 390-8326 or Donna Traub or Lynn Honeycutt at (843) 716-7290.
About McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast
Both hospitals provide care for residents of northern Horry and southern Brunswick and Columbus counties. Founded in 1950, McLeod Loris is a fully-accredited acute care facility with 105 licensed beds. McLeod Seacoast opened in 2000 as an outpatient facility. In July 2011, McLeod Seacoast began providing inpatient care as a 50-bed hospital. On January 9, 2012, both organizations became part of the McLeod family of quality healthcare facilities. Other facilities located in Horry County affiliated with McLeod Health are Loris Extended Care Center and Center for Health and Fitness.
The medical staff for McLeod Loris Seacoast is made up of more than 120 active and affiliate physicians. McLeod Loris Seacoast is one of the premier employers in Horry County with almost 800 employees.