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CMH Foundation will host a Casino Night benefit on March 12

CMH Foundation will host a Casino Night benefit on Saturday, March 12 from 7-11 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church Family Life Center to raise funds for the purchase of pediatric IV equipment to enhance medication safety."

"These 'smart pumps' only let you deliver a small, pre-determined amount that is safe for children," said Kara Harrer, clinical pharmacist at CMH. "They are equipped with sophisticated software that prevents accidental overdoses."  Each year, more than 8,000 families turn to Calvert Memorial Hospital for the care of a sick child. 

"As a parent, when my child is sick, it's important to me that my hospital has the latest technology to help them get better," said Kathy Dickinson, foundation president. "Please join me for a fun-filled evening with great entertainment - all in support of a great cause."

Southern Maryland native John Luskey, who has appeared with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith, will be performing live at the popular charitable event. The Southern Maryland native is best known for his straight-ahead, good-time country music.

"No worries if you don't know how to gamble," said Dickinson. "With 'funny money' and professional croupiers who will teach you the rules of the game - all you need is a little luck." 

Leave the frosty winter behind and enter the exciting atmosphere of a Vegas-style casino. Last year's inaugural event drew some 185 attendees and raised over $11,000 to purchase high-definition cameras for the new endoscopy center set to open this spring.

With the purchase of a $75 ticket, participants 21 years and older can try their luck at classic games such as blackjack, Texas Hold'em, roulette and craps provided by Fantasy World Entertainment while enjoying lite fare by Maryland Country Caterers, a special dessert from Sweet Sue's Bake Shop, beer and wine.

Guests will receive a stash of "funny money" and can purchase extra if they run out of betting dough. Many casino tables will be offering special prizes donated by sponsors from the community. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, community and civic organizations as well as community members who want to be a part of Casino Night. Packages are available at levels ranging from $350 to $2,500.

At the end of the evening, guests will be able to use their winnings to buy tickets for an exciting prize raffle. Guests will be able to put their tickets in as many or as few basket drawings as they want; increasing their chances to win the one they want the most. Each prize basket is worth at least $150.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by calling the foundation office at 410-535-8178 or click here to register online. You can also click here to download the registration form.The public is welcome and attire for the evening is casual.


Casino Night guests will play a variety of Las Vegas-style games. Their winnings
will be used to bid on gift baskets at the end of the evening.


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