25th Annual McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony


(11/18/10) – McLeod Hospice will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "A Light for Someone You Love" Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 2, at 5:45 p.m. at McLeod Regional Medical Center. During the ceremony, the family of Melvin Simon will light the trees and the Palmetto State Boys Choir will perform.

To further promote McLeod Hospice to the region, the McLeod Health Foundation will also once again expand its annual Hospice Tree Lighting ceremony at McLeod Regional Medical Center to include a tree lighting ceremony at McLeod Medical Center Darlington and McLeod Medical Center Dillon.

The additional tree lightings will take place on Tuesday, December 7 at McLeod Darlington and Thursday, December 9 at McLeod Dillon. Proceeds raised through the tree lightings will directly benefit McLeod Hospice.

Lights are available with gifts to McLeod Hospice of $25 each. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 in honor of or memory of an individual. One hundred percent of each gift is tax-deductible.

Please call McLeod Hospice if interested in a sponsorship. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate by supporting McLeod Hospice in this meaningful way.

"The Light for Someone You Love" program is sponsored by the McLeod Health Foundation to directly fund items needed for the McLeod Hospice House, to help patients remain comfortable in their homes, bereavement care for families being served as well as others in the community, and the children’s grief support program.

McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Lee and Marion counties.

While the lighted trees will brighten the community this season, the gifts they represent will help bring the light of hope to McLeod Hospice patients and their families.

For more information on the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremonies, please call (843) 777-2564. Gifts to the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting can also be made by visiting www.mcleodfoundation.org.