(5/16/2014) While many are enjoying fun in the sun during their summer vacation, the McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation Ball Committee will be busy making final preparations for the 6th Annual McLeod Health Foundation Ball, benefitting McLeod Loris Seacoast.
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, the grand ballroom at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort will be magically transformed into an underwater paradise as the ball committees hosts "Under the Sea". Guests will begin the evening with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing with live entertainment.
"We are excited about the 6th Annual Foundation Ball and all that we have to celebrate this year," said Kelly Hughes, Director of the McLeod Health Foundation. "The proceeds of this year’s event will assist in funding the critically important project of expanding the Emergency Department at McLeod Seacoast."
The McLeod Loris Seacoast Foundation Ball committee consists of ladies from both the North Myrtle Beach and Loris communities. This year’s committee includes Rima Hulen, Jeri McDowell, Deb Bramlett, Roxanne Brewer, Jenna Cox, Nichole Cox, Anne Elliott, Leslie Elliott, Kathy Foxworth Garrell, Shannon Hardee, Mary Katherine Heniford, Angie Johnson, Kendall Khoury, Charlene Lynam, Brandy Newman, Toni Phillips, Heather Smith, Olivia Lake Stocks, Hazel Teal, Joyce Thomas, Emily Tinsley, Rebekah Wallace and Callie Wise.
For information on how you can purchase tickets, become a sponsor or contribute silent auction items for this year’s event, please call (843) 390-8215.
The McLeod Foundation was established in 1986 as an independent not for profit tax exempt charitable organization whose mission is to generate philanthropic and community support to perpetuate medical excellence at McLeod Health. Thanks to the generosity of this region, the Foundation has raised in excess of $40 million and has provided support for hundreds of programs at McLeod Health. These programs include support for McLeod Loris Seacoast, McLeod Children’s Hospital, The Guest House at McLeod, McLeod Hospice Services, McLeod Cancer Center for Treatment and Research, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute and McLeod Diabetes Services, just to name a few. Simply put the Foundation funds better health for thousands of families throughout north eastern South Carolina and south eastern North Carolina.
Separately chartered, the McLeod Foundation is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Gifts to the McLeod Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extend allowed by law and 100% of every gift received goes directly to the area it is designated.
The work done by the McLeod Foundation goes beyond the hospital walls and reaches straight into the heart of the community.