McElveen Heads Out This Week on Miracle Miles Ride to Benefit McLeod Children


(6/28/2013) On Wednesday, June 26, at 6 p.m., McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation and the McLeod Foundation will host The Miracle Miles Ride Kickoff at McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation, 440 Second Loop Road in Florence, SC. There will be live music as well as a special balloon release to mark the beginning of The Miracle Miles Ride. Everyone in attendance is then invited to have dinner next door at La Bamba restaurant, who will donate ten percent of all dinner sales that evening to The Miracle Miles Ride.

On June 27, Larry McElveen, Director of Information Technology Business Operations at McLeod Regional Medical Center, will embark on The Miracle Miles Ride, a 17-day, 10,000-mile motorcycle ride from South Carolina to Alaska to benefit children who are treated by McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation and the Children’s Hospital.

Each day throughout Larry’s adventure, he will share the story of a special child he is riding for while showcasing video of his adventure. To follow Larry’s journey or to donate to The Miracle Miles Ride, please visit

To mark Larry’s completion of The Miracle Miles Ride, the Buffalo Wild Wings Finish Line Celebration will take place on July 13 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2601 David H McLeod Blvd, Florence, SC. This fun-filled celebration will feature games and activities for the entire family to enjoy, including limbo, face painting, a dunking booth, an inflatable maze, a live auction and more. There will also be live music from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. and a concert featuring Private Stock from 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. In addition, Buffalo Wild Wings is donating twenty percent of all food sales that day to The Miracle Miles Ride. More information will follow soon.

About McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation

McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation provides children with advanced therapeutic support to help them achieve developmental milestones. The team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists specialize in pediatric therapeutic care and treatment of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism, orthopedic conditions, genetic disorders, muscular dystrophy, and neurological conditions.

The McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation facility is equipped with: individual speech therapy rooms, occupational therapy treatment rooms, a quiet room for working with children with ADD & ADHD, as well as a spacious indoor gym and outdoor treatment area with play structures and equipment to address balance and mobility needs.

About McLeod Children’s Hospital

McLeod Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region to children living in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, more than 22,000 children receive care from McLeod Children’s Hospital either as an inpatient, outpatient or rehabilitation patient.

Nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Day Hospital. McLeod also offers the services of a specially designated Children’s Hospital Ambulance to transport children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to the high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children’s Hospital.

McLeod Children’s Hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education. A hallmark of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.