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2015
Harvest Ball to raise funds for mobile health unit (Sept. 8, 2015)

Experience a magical evening of sophisticated style at the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. This year’s theme “An Affair to Remember” celebrates a return to timeless elegance as defined by one of the most romantic movies of all time.

“This is an event where people come to have a great time,” said Mickie Frazer, who is co-chairing the event with Maria Lubrano. “There is truly nothing else like the Harvest Ball, but it’s also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves.”

“Even more important than the fun,” added Lubrano, “is knowing that the money raised goes to support something that benefits our entire community.”

The annual black-tie charity event is one of the most successful fundraisers for the hospital. Since it began 26 years ago, the Harvest Ball has raised more than $1.5 million for new medical technology and equipment at Calvert Memorial Hospital (CMH).

This year’s proceeds will help purchase a Mobile Health Unit that will travel throughout Calvert County including underserved areas of our community to bring essential primary care and dental services along with prevention and wellness programs to residents.

CMH President and CEO Dean Teague stressed that, “The Mobile Health Unit is part of a broader effort to provide education, outreach and support to help people stay healthy to reduce the onset of disease and to help those with chronic illnesses manage them more effectively.”

The Harvest Ball committee is actively seeking local businesses that are interested in helping to sponsor the ball. A choice of packages is available including reserved seating, special recognition and inclusion in ads and on the hospital website.

According to Lubrano, the response to date has been very positive. “We have 43 sponsors so far and almost half are at the top levels.”

She went on to add, “We’d especially like to recognize our Presenting Sponsors Curtis Investment Group and Shah Associates who made early commitments to the event. These along with our other sponsors help make this event successful including Associates in Radiation Medicine, Mamma Lucia Italian Restaurant, American Radiology Services & American Radiology Associates, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Steve and Sunny Keithley, Wilson & Parlett, OBER I Kaler, Calvert Internal Medicine Group, CNL Healthcare Properties & Holladay Properties, Diana and Joe Doswell, Garner Exteriors, Leach Wallace Associates, BB&T, Builtrite Home Developers and Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

The ball is open to the community and anyone is welcome to attend. The cost is $500 per couple and $250 per person which includes a cocktail reception and open bar in addition to a sit-down dinner and dancing to a live band.

Plan to make a night of it and take advantage of the reduced pricing offered for early room reservations. To purchase tickets or to book your stay, go online to: www.calverthospital.org/FoundationHarvestBall. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Upon purchasing tickets, your names will be added to a guest list. No tickets are mailed.

The Community Mobile Health Unit pictured is representative of what the hospital plans to purchase with proceeds from this year’s Harvest Ball.

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