• Cheraw Angels Focus on
    Compassionate Care
  • Foundation Donors Making the World a Better Place
  • A Letter To Hospice Donors
  • Your Desire to Help Others
  • A Letter from Beth Ann Owen
  • Vipul Shah, M.D.
  • Meeting the Needs of Others Through the Butterfly Fund
  • Giving Time And Talent
  • Simplified Giving With a Lasting Impact
  • Pee Dee Roots Run Deep
  • Vipul Shah, M.D.
  • Lyndsey Grace Belk, only 12-years-old, is an experienced volunteer at Camp Jessie's Kids which helps children through the grieving process
    You Give Loving Comfort for Grieving Children
  • Wise Investments Benefit Families at McLeod Hospice House
  • Everlasting Support for McLeod Hospice
  • Expanding to Offer Hospice Care From the Midlands to the Coast
  • Your Gifts Secure Blessings for Hospice Families and Their Pets
  • Compassion Motivates Gift to McLeod Hospice
  • Carrying On a Legacy
  • Dale and Debbie Locklair Story
  • Passionate Donors Supporting Compassionate Care

Cheraw Angels Focus on
Compassionate Care

Service and Gifts Dedicated for End-of-Life Patients and Families

McLeod Health Foundation supporters, like you, lovingly offer gifts to provide for patients and their families through all stages of life.

One dedicated couple, special angels from Cheraw, focus their gifts and time to help patients receiving end-of-life care.

Serving their beloved Cheraw community has always been a major life purpose for Pat and M.B. Godbold. For 50 years, M.B. has helped others plan for their families’ security by guiding them through important life insurance decisions. Now, he ministers as a McLeod Hospice Volunteer in Cheraw. Pat, a retired librarian at Cheraw High School, devotedly coordinates the bereavement committee at the First Baptist Church of Cheraw, which provides meals for local families who have lost loved ones.

In 2017, in light of his longstanding commitment to the community, M.B. was asked to represent Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties on the McLeod Hospice Advisory Board.

As the McLeod Hospice program in Cheraw grew, hospital leadership recognized the need for a dedicated hospital room
for hospice patients and their families. A patient’s environment is crucial to maintaining comfort and peace of mind during a terminal illness.

The McLeod Foundation asked M.B. to steer fundraising efforts to renovate a patient room dedicated to hospice care.

“After Pat and I visited the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, we fully appreciated the importance of the room environment,” M.B. explained.

“We witnessed the compassionate care provided in this setting as hospice professionals ministered to both the patient and family during end of life.”

Inspired by this visit, M.B. and Pat wanted to do more than simply help raise funds… they decided to personally fund the room renovations at McLeod Health Cheraw. The Godbold’s generous commitment was fulfilled through a tax-wise IRA Rollover and an appreciated stock gift.

“McLeod Health Cheraw now has a patient room with the comfortable features of the McLeod Hospice House,” M.B. proclaimed. “Pat and I are thankful we could help provide this compassionate care for the people of Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties.”