McLeod Hospice celebrated it’s 33rd Annual “A Light for Someone You Love” Tree Lighting Ceremony in Florence on December 6. The ceremony was held at McLeod Regional Medical Center in front of the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research.LEARN MORE
John DeBerry and his sister, Mary Wallace Moore, were raised observing and learning from the compassionate heart of their mother, Teena DeBerry. Motivated by Teena’s giving spirit, John and Mary Wallace wanted to honor her in a special way that would serve to help others.
“Mary Wallace and I could never ask for any greater blessing than the one that our mother has been to us,” said John. “We wanted to find a way to honor her in a fashion that would support the community that has been so good to all of us.READ MORE
“One of Mom’s attributes that we are most grateful for is her caring nature and her compassionate heart. The opportunity to support the McLeod Hospice program seemed to be the perfect fit to honor our Mother’s kind spirit as McLeod Hospice provides compassionate care to so many patients and families at a time when they need it most,” added John.
John and Mary Wallace consulted with the McLeod Foundation on how they could support the hospice program and decided to establish a McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowment. The endowment will provide funding for McLeod Hospice in perpetuity and the gift will honor Teena every year at the annual “A Light for Someone You Love” Tree Lighting ceremony.
“The perpetual nature of this gift will be a way to honor Mom each Christmas for many years to come,” explained Mary Wallace. “The timing of the tree lighting is also significant for our family because Mom has always demonstrated to us the true meaning of the Christmas season and has made every Christmas extra special for our family.
“These are values and traditions that I hope to be able to pass along to my children. The annual hospice tree lighting will become a special part of that tradition, and I hope it will help to inspire my children to live their lives and appreciate each Christmas in the same way that their Grandmother always has,” said Mary Wallace.
Establishing a McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Sponsor Endowment
Endowed gifts may be set up through current gifts or deferred gifts.
Current Gifts: An outright gift of at least $25,000 can be made with cash, appreciated stock or through the new IRA Rollover option. These may also be made as part of a multi-year pledge.
Deferred Gifts: A gift of at least $25,000 can be designated to McLeod Foundation to fund an endowment through a will bequest, retirement asset beneficiary designation, insurance policy or other estate commitment.
Annual funding to support the work of McLeod Hospice begins once the gift is fully endowed.
For more information on making an endowed gift, please call the McLeod Foundation at (843) 777-2694.Close
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The McLeod Hospice House Sensory Garden is a place where patients and families can enjoy the outdoors. Relax in wooden benches as you take in the surrounding natural beauty of various plants and flowers.