FLORENCE, S.C. – An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research was held virtually on Sept. 23. The event raised more than $143,000 for the HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday) Fund.
Gifts made in support of the HOPE Fund benefit oncology patient support services and provide oncology staff with improved access for immediate assistance needs for their patients.
Since its establishment in 2014, the HOPE Fund has helped thousands of patients with needs such as transportation, medications, nutrition and unique personal financial struggles.
The evening included inspirational video testimonials, featuring cancer survivors Lynn Harrelson, Willie Vereen, Ginger Godfree, Johnny Echols and April Munn as well as the conclusion of a weeklong silent auction.
Sponsors for the event were Marquee Sponsor – Harbor Freight Tools; 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 (Shrum) 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, Dr. and Mrs. T. Rhett Spencer, Law Office of Carrington S. B. Wingard and Xtend Healthcare; Spotlight Sponsors – Aiken & Company Insurance & Real Estate, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Brand II, Dr. and Mrs. Pat Denton, Dr. Phil Wallace – Dillon Internal Medicine, Dilmar Oil, First Citizens Bank, GreerWalker, Beverly and Laddie Hiller, Incyte Pharmaceutical, Mr. Charlie and Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock, Jebaily Law Firm, Mr. and Mrs. Reamer King, KPMG, Mr. Charles O'Neal, Pee Dee Electric, Physicians Eyecare Plan, Sonoco, South State Bank and Voya Financial.
To watch the event, visit mcleodeveningofhope.org. Donations to the HOPE Fund can be made by contacting the McLeod Foundation at 843-777-2694.