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‘Evening of Hope’ set for Sept. 23

on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. Posted in Local News

‘Evening  of Hope’ set for  Sept. 23

‘An Evening of Hope’ to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research will take place virtually in the comfort of your own home on Thursday, Sept. 23at 7 p.m. The presenting sponsor for the McLeod Health Foundation's 22nd annual cancer benefit is Harbor Freight Tools.

Safety and continued health are of utmost importance at McLeod Health. With this in mind, the McLeod Foundation has come up with a creative way to celebrate together while still raising funds for this very important need.

“While we planned to celebrate An Evening of Hope in person this year, we are thankful for the technology that allows us to hold this special event virtually,” explained Robin Aiken, chair of the McLeod HOPE Fund Advisory Committee. “During this challenging season of COVID-19, we welcome the public to join us from the comfort of their own home as we celebrate the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, our incredible patients and our resilient medical teams.”

Tickets for the event are $100 per person. Each “couple/attendee” will receive one Celebrating HOPE gift bag which includes a special charcuterie board and other delights for you to enjoy before, during and after the performance as well as a specific link to view the online event, “Celebrating HOPE.” Exciting auction items will also be available for bidding beginning Sept. 16 and continuing through Sept.23 at

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the HOPE Fund. Gifts made in support of the HOPE Fund (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday) benefit oncology patient support services and provide oncology staff with improved access for immediate assistance needs for their patients. Since its establishment in 2014,he HOPE Fund has helped thousands of patients with needs such as transportation, medications, nutrition and unique personal financial struggles.

Sponsors to date for the event include: Marquee Sponsor – Harbor Freight; Encore Sponsors - Ascendient Healthcare Advisors, Moore and Van Allen, Wells Fargo and Zander Insurance; HOPE Sponsors - Armstrong Wealth Management, Family of Archie Shaw Dargan III, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, QVC and Mr. and Mrs. Robby Roberson; Dessert Sponsors - ACS Technologies, Black Bear Lodge - Dr. and Mrs. Billie and CarolAnne Hanks, Exelixis, PGBA and SPC Credit Union; Stage Door Sponsors - Mr. and Mrs. J. Boone Aiken, Mr. Robert L. Colones, Robb Sasser, Managing Director, Crescent Advisory Partners of Raymond James, Jackson Lewis P.C., JP Morgan Chase, Pee Dee Pathology, Law Office of Carrington S. B. Wingard and Xtend Healthcare; Spotlight Sponsors - Aiken & Company Insurance & Real Estate, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Brand, II, Dillon Internal Medicine, Dilmar Oil, First Citizens Bank, Beverly and Laddie Hiller, Incyte Corporation, Mr. Charlie and Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock, Jebaily Law Firm, KPMG, Mr. Charles O'Neal, Physicians Eyecare Plan, Sonoco and Voya Financial. For more information on An Evening of Hope at Home, call the McLeod Health Foundation at (843) 777-2694.

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