Raldex makes $3,200 Pink-Out donation to McLeod Health Foundation

November 17, 2018
Raldex Hospitality Group donated $3,200 to the McLeod Health Foundation Friday as part of the community-wide “Pink Out” initiative.

FLORENCE, S.C. — Raldex Hospitality Group donated $3,200 Friday to the McLeod Health Foundation as part of the community-wide “Pink-Out” initiative.

Since opening in Florence four years ago, Ruiz Foods has been raising funds in October to support Breast Cancer initiatives at McLeod Health. Beginning last year, the company challenged others in the community to join its efforts.

For the second year, 12 businesses and organizations in the Pee Dee region participated in a monthlong fundraising effort to support mammogram scholarships through the McLeod Foundation. Among those businesses was Raldex Hospitality.

Chad Patterson, vice president of Raldex, said he has enjoyed the partnership with local businesses and looks forward to participating in the efforts next year.

“Raldex was thrilled to participate in the Pink-Out Challenge for the McLeod Foundation,” Patterson said. “When we heard Ruiz Foods had organized this and was looking for other companies to participate, we could not think of a better partnership. This challenge has done some amazing things for the McLeod Foundation, and we are really looking forward to next year.”

Last year, Raldex raised $2,200. In two years of participation, the company has raised $5,400 for the McLeod Foundation through the “Pink Out” efforts.

“We have been extremely pleased with the response to the Ruiz Foods Pink-Out Challenge and the participation of our area businesses like Raldex,” said Elizabeth Jones, the development officer for the McLeod Foundation. “This is the second year that Raldex has participated in the challenge. Chad Patterson and his team are always willing to help raise funds for our initiatives at the McLeod Foundation, and I know this one is close to their heart as several employees have been personally affected by breast cancer.”

Earlier in the month, Ruiz Foods donated $3,307 to the McLeod Health Foundation as part of its check presentation.

The total amount raised from all the Pink-Out Efforts from businesses and organizations across the Pee Dee will be announced later in November, according to McLeod officials.

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