Tickets are now on sale for An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. The McLeod Health Foundation’s 14th Annual Cancer Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Florence Little Theatre. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the new Cancer Center which will open this winter.
This year’s event is a musical and comedy revue where talented performers and regional artists pay tribute to loved ones touched by cancer. Local craftsmen and artisans are also donating their works of art for the silent auction. Objects for sale have been created by cancer survivors or donated in honor or memory of an individual diagnosed with cancer.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact Kendra Collins in the McLeod Foundation office at 777-2694 or visit www.mcleodfoundation.org.
About An Evening of Hope
Since 2000, An Evening of Hope has been instrumental in funding such forms of cancer technology as the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, the inReach System™ by superDimension for the early detection of lung cancer, and a Dedicated Breast MRI Biopsy Table as well as mammogram scholarships for women in need and other programs and services that impact the lives of the region’s cancer patients.
This year’s event will benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research currently under construction on the campus of McLeod Regional Medical Center. The Cancer Center is being designed to offer an environment dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families. The new center will provide innovative multi-disciplinary care, ease of access to appointments with McLeod Oncologists and participation in research trials, as well as cancer treatment all in one location.
In addition, state-of-the-art technology that will be offered in the Cancer Center includes a new "super" linear accelerator specifically designed for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). The delivery of Stereotactic Radiosurgery involves precise three dimensional radiation to treat cancerous and non-cancerous tumors as well as nerve conditions. This technology also minimizes harm to healthy tissue and areas of the body including the spinal cord or lungs.