Halloween at Maryland Primary Care Physicians-Kent Island meant more to the employees than just dressing in costume. This year the busy medical practice made it fun and educational by launching its first “Dress to Donate” event benefiting Hospice of Queen Anne’s.
“We wanted to do something that would build team enthusiasm with our medical providers and employees while offering an opportunity for them to learn about a local, non-profit organization whose programs directly benefit our patients and our community,” said Susan Marquis, practice manager.
Each of the five departments competed for best overall demonstration of theme by dressing in costume and decorating their work areas in themes ranging from flu bugs to pirates. Employees, vendors, friends and patients voted for their choice by donating money to the department they thought best displayed the theme.
During a luncheon provided by the practice, Hospice of Queen Anne’s presented seminars about pre-hospice and hospice care programs, bereavement services, and the residential hospice center in Centreville.
Donations totaling $1,572 were presented to Executive Director Heather Hall following the Dress to Donate event last Friday.
“This has been a truly fun and unique fundraising event,” said Hall. Our patients and families will greatly benefit from the creative and energetic efforts of the staff of Maryland Primary Care Physicians,” she said.
To learn more about the Hospice of Queen Anne’s mission and its programs, call 443-262-4100 or visit www.hospiceofqueenannes.org.