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Crabs For A Cure To Benefit Bosom Buddies Charities

Crabs_for_Cure_logo_color (400 x 314)As part of its commitment to support local charities, Harris Crab House is hosting Crabs for a Cure to benefit Bosom Buddies Charities on Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm.

Attendees will be treated to Harris Crab House’s award-winning hospitality and the best the Bay has to offer. The Crab and Oyster Feast will include steamed crabs, soft crabs almondine, steamed shrimp, raw bar for oysters, fried oysters, baked oysters, oyster stew, top round of beef, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, Cajun macaroni & cheese, desserts, and beverages (including draft beer). The fundraiser will also include a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Harris Crab House is located at 433 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville.

Tickets are $100 per person with $55 of each ticket being a tax-deductible donation to Bosom Buddies Charities. Tickets may be purchased in person at Harris Crab House, online at harriscrabhouse.com, via email hchjg@atlanticbbn.net, or by calling 410-827-9501.

“We are honored that Harris Crab House has chosen Bosom Buddies Charities to receive the proceeds from this event,” said Biana Arentz, chair of Bosom Buddies Charities. “It is support from local businesses like Harris Crab House that allows us to continue our mission.”

Bosom Buddies Charities is a local 501(c)(3) non–profit organization whose mission is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment, and celebrate healing. With community support of its fundraisers over the past seven years, Bosom Buddies Charities has been able to bring state-of-the-art equipment and support services to local residents. This includes purchasing digital mammography equipment for the Kent Island Breast Center; purchasing equipment for the AAMC Breast Center, which allows surgeons to access real-time information and to modify plans before the patient leaves the operating room; funding a system for the Shore Health Regional Breast Center that reduces procedure time in the operating room for breast biopsy and lumpectomy; and assisting Hospice of Queen Anne’s with unreimbursed expenses for breast cancer patients. For more information about Bosom Buddies Charities, visit BosomBuddiesCharities.com.

 

Bosom Buddies Rocks On the Chesapeake

On Saturday, September 7th Bosom Buddies Charities will present an exciting musical event including star saxophonist Mark Rivera and famous rock band, “Misspent Youth”.

An evening of dancing under the stars will include specialty dishes from favorite local restaurants, cocktails, wine and beer and an exceptional live auction. All proceeds will benefit Bosom Buddies Charities. Susan Ponchock, the founder of Bosom Buddies Charities, and her husband John will host the casual evening of food and fun at their home on the Bay in Stevensville.

Saxophonist Mark Rivera joined the Billy Joel Band in 1982 and continues a 29 year association with Billy. He was also Ringo Star’s musical director and has performed with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and many more. The rock band, “Misspent Youth” is considered the best party band in Maryland and Northern Virginia. They perform danceable rock from current hits to the classics.

Bosom Buddies Charities Chair, Biana Arentz, notes this is the first of two charity events to be held this September. On September 16th their annual golf tournament will be held at Prospect Bay Country Club. “We are so grateful for the support of our community in our fight against breast cancer”.

The charity is a local Queen Anne’s organization whose mission is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing.

Tickets for the September 7th event and information about the golf tournament are available at BosomBuddiesCharities.com or contact Biana Arentz at 410-490-0332.

 

 

Bosom Buddies Donates to Hospice of Queen Anne’s

hospice (283 x 276)Queen Anne’s County Bosom Buddies Charities recently presented a check to Hospice of Queen Anne’s totaling $5,280. The funds cover a shortfall in Room & Board payments received from breast cancer patients who were cared for in HQA’s Hospice Center in 2012. Room & Board expenses are not reimbursed by Medicare and most health insurance plans. Pictured are, from left, Kathy Adelman and Donna Moran, Bosom Buddies board, Heather Guerieri, HQA executive director, Biana Arentz and Susan Kreamer, Bosom Buddies board, and Kenda Leager, HQA development officer.

A Heartfelt Honor for Brenda Dean Abel at the Bosom Buddies Ball

BRENDA ABELBosom Buddies Charities (BBC) honored the late Brenda Dean Abel at their signature fundraising event, the Bosom Buddies Ball, on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Brenda lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on March 16, 2012.

Brenda Dean was a Queen Anne’s County resident and graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School in 1980. She attended Salisbury State College where she met her husband of 24 years, Richard Abel. Along with her husband, Richard, Brenda was the proud parent of two daughters, Alexandra and Carly. Brenda was the beloved daughter of Norma Jean and Donald Dean, and the sister of Donnie, Bruce, and committee member Debbie Dean Scott, all lifetime residents of our County. Brenda was deeply loved by all who knew her; she had a wonderful sense of style and humor. Her friendships were many and deep with admiration and respect. The diagnosis of cancer brought out her courage to fight, not just her battle, but also to inspire and mentor others who were diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2009, she completed and raised funds in the 60-mile “Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure” to help end the disease that eventually took her life.

“We are privileged to be able to celebrate the life of Brenda Abel at this year’s Ball,” said BBC Ball Co-Chair Biana Arentz. “Many of her friends, and most importantly, her family, will be attending the Ball. Honoring one of our heroes who has had breast cancer has become a treasured tradition at the Ball, and not all heroes win their battles. Brenda is one of our heroes, who is now an Angel. We are grateful to have Brenda’s family present as we reflect on her extraordinary life.”

Bosom Buddies Charities has raised over $1.2 million in six years to promote breast cancer awareness, treatment, and support in Queen Anne’s County. The proceeds of past balls have enabled the organization to donate digital mammography equipment to the Kent Island Breast Center, fund a highly successful Survivor Retreat, and support a nurse navigator who provides education, guidance, and emotional support for breast cancer patients. This year, Bosom Buddies will complete their pledge to purchase the Spy Elite equipment, which enables surgeons to access real-time information and modify plans before the patient leaves the operating room. They will also begin funding a Faxitron System, which reduces procedure time in the operating room for breast biopsy and lumpectomy, for the Shore Health Regional Breast Center.

Bosom Buddies Charities is committed to winning the battle against breast cancer and invite others who share this passion to learn more about the organization. Please visit www.bosombuddiescharities.org.

 

Yours, Mine, & R’s

Local battle against breast cancer. Support the diagnosed and celebrate the survivors.

Saturday, October 20, 2012. 5:00 pm until ???

Free admission.

Hosted by the New R’s Americantina.

Sponsored by: R’s Americantina and Bosom Buddies Charities, The Bay Times, Lehman Larue, and Joslex Studios.

Wear pink and drink pink. Pink hair extensions by Lehman Larue. Live Music. Silent Auction. Win an iPad.

www.rsamericantina.com

The New R’s Americantina Supports Bosom Buddies Charities

On May 4, 5, and 6, the New R’s Americantina in Stevensville sponsored a weekend-long fundraising event for Bosom Buddies Charities called Cinco de Pink. Throughout the Cinco de Mayo weekend, raffle tickets for an I-Pad3 and other prizes were sold, donations were collected at the door, and customers purchased t-shirts with all proceeds benefitting Bosom Buddies Charities.

The grand prize winner of the I-Pad3 was Rachel Greene of Grasonville. Other prizes from the raffle were awarded to Mike Gill and Paige Hill, both of Stevensville.

Bosom Buddies Charities’ mission is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment, and celebrate healing. For more information about Bosom Buddies Charities, visit BosomBuddiesCharities.com. The New R’s Americantina offers a wide selection of Kiln-Fired Mexican and American Favorites in a fun and inviting atmosphere (rsamericantina.com).

In photo: Susan Vianna (left), on behalf of Bosom Buddies Charities, accepts a check from Jodie Gray, New R’s Americantina owner, for the proceeds of the recent Cinco de Pink event held at the restaurant during Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Angels And Buddies Celebrate Honoree

Members of the Bosom Buddies Ball committee shared an evening with Cancer Comfort Angels at the Rustico Restaurant in Stevensville to announce and celebrate the 2012 honoree for the coming Bosom Buddies Ball, Laurie Rasinski.

This past October, these two great local groups with the same goal, to support Breast Cancer efforts, came together and hosted an event for Queen Anne’s County high school students “Pink Attitude-Show you care, Be Aware”. This was the beginning of what both groups know will be a continued relationship.

Laurie Rasinski founded the Cancer Comfort Angels after she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2008. She received a homemade blanket from a young family friend and was inspired to pass on that act of kindness to others who need love and support during their journey with cancer. Since then, the non-profit organization has been creating “Comfort Kits” containing a homemade blanket, a cross and inspiring poems by Laurie. Laurie says, “We don’t want anyone to feel alone”.

Bosom Buddies was founded by Susan Ponchock of Stevensville and will hold their 6th Annual Bosom Buddies Ball on January 21st at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Each year the ball committee selects an honoree to speak at the event. Laurie is being recognized for her work in supporting and inspiring others. Biana Arentz, co-chair for the 2012 Ball, when announcing the honoree said: “Laurie is an inspiration to us all. We are so honored to have her be our 2012 Honoree”.

The annual Bosom Buddies Ball has helped to raise more than one million in funds resulting in the donation of a digital mammography machine and ultra-sound imaging equipment to the Anne Arundel Medical Center on Kent Island. Bosom Buddies also sponsors a Survivor Retreat, monthly support group meetings and an ad campaign to remind women to get their mammograms. Their success has been profound.

The Ball includes a top-notch band, lots of dancing, a delicious meal and an extraordinary auction. To request tickets or additional information please email bosombuddiesball@gmail.com or visit their website bosombuddiescharities.com.

Queenstown Bank Continues Bosom Buddies Support

Queenstown Bank contributes $5,000 to Bosom Buddies Charities.

The bank has been a sponsor since the charity was founded in 2007 and the annual Bosom Buddies Ball became one of the most popular black-tie events on the Eastern Shore. This year Queenstown Bank is contributing $5,000 to the cause. Biana Arentz, co-chair of this year’s ball, says, “Tommy Rhodes and Queenstown Bank have been a major sponsor of the Bosom Buddies Ball from day one. We are so lucky to have local companies like Queenstown Bank that support our community in so many ways.”

The sixth annual Bosom Buddies Ball will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on January 21, 2012. Proceeds will allow Bosom Buddies to continue to support programs at the Kent Island Breast Center. In just five years the group has provided a digital mammography machine and ultra-sound imaging equipment to the Anne Arundel Medical Center on Kent Island, funded the expansion of the Kent Island Breast Center and initiated monthly support group meetings for survivors.

The mission of the charity is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. They have identified the need for a greater outreach Program for the population in the area and express gratitude to the many local companies and groups who help make their programs possible. They point out that Maryland’s age-adjusted breast cancer death rate is the fifth highest in the nation and the death rate in Queens Anne’s County is significantly higher than the national and Maryland average.

The Ball will include a great band, dancing, a delicious meal and an extraordinary auction. Tickets are available at www.bosombuddiesball@gmail.com or visit the website at bosombuddiescharities.com.

Two Events Set Record For Breast Cancer Fund Raising

Swan Cove Day Spa and Salon in Stevensville raised a record breaking $12,500 in their 7th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. The salon combined with Coconut Joe’s Hawaiian Bar and Grill in Edgewater to exceed all expectations.

Swan Cove sold pink hair and feather extensions in the salon, at the Jetty Restaurant, Queen Anne’s High School, and the “Get Pinked” event for Bosom Buddies members and through a raffle in the month of October. At Coconut Joe’s a daylong event called “Save the Coconuts” also raised funds. The resulting contribution to Bosom Buddies supports Anne Arundel Medical’s Breast Center.

For many years Brenda’s Swan Cove Salon has been a major contributor to Bosom Buddies Charities. She has served on the Bosom Buddies Ball committee and donated significant contributions to the fund.

Coconut Joe’s is owned by Jennifer and Michael Brown and Craig and Kristin Foster. Their event was a great success with pink hair, live music all day, face painting, a sports memorabilia auction, a raffle and more. The collection of unwanted bras resulted in a “Bra Stretch” which covered the length of the South River Bridge where Coconut Joe’s is located. The generosity of many vendors to both businesses played a huge part in the fund raiser.

Jennifer and Kristin had their daughters sold over 400 cupcakes for the benefit while learning the importance of philanthropy and compassion for others. Brenda, owner of Swan Cove, lost her grandmother, Jennifer’s great-grandmother, to breast cancer and are now experiencing the pain and suffering of their mother and grandmother who has breast cancer. Their fund raising efforts come from the heart.

The Annual Bosom Buddies Ball will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on January 21, 2012. The event includes a top-notch band, dancing, a delicious meal and an extraordinary auction. Corporate and individual sponsorships are now available. For additional information email bosombuddiesball@gmail.com or visit their website at bosombuddiescharities.com

Two Events Set Record For Breast Cancer Fund Raising

Swan Cove Day Spa and Salon in Stevensville raised a record breaking $12,500 in their 7th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. The salon combined with Coconut Joe’s Hawaiian Bar and Grill in Edgewater to exceed all expectations.

Swan Cove sold pink hair and feather extensions in the salon, at the Jetty Restaurant, Queen Anne’s High School, and the “Get Pinked” event for Bosom Buddies members and through a raffle in the month of October. At Coconut Joe’s a daylong event called “Save the Coconuts” also raised funds. The resulting contribution to Bosom Buddies supports Anne Arundel Medical’s Breast Center.

For many years Brenda’s Swan Cove Salon has been a major contributor to Bosom Buddies Charities. She has served on the Bosom Buddies Ball committee and donated significant contributions to the fund.

Coconut Joe’s is owned by Jennifer and Michael Brown and Craig and Kristin Foster. Their event was a great success with pink hair, live music all day, face painting, a sports memorabilia auction, a raffle and more. The collection of unwanted bras resulted in a “Bra Stretch” which covered the length of the South River Bridge where Coconut Joe’s is located. The generosity of many vendors to both businesses played a huge part in the fund raiser.

Jennifer and Kristin had their daughters sold over 400 cupcakes for the benefit while learning the importance of philanthropy and compassion for others. Brenda, owner of Swan Cove, lost her grandmother, Jennifer’s great-grandmother, to breast cancer and are now experiencing the pain and suffering of their mother and grandmother who has breast cancer. Their fund raising efforts come from the heart.

The Annual Bosom Buddies Ball will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on January 21, 2012. The event includes a top-notch band, dancing, a delicious meal and an extraordinary auction. Corporate and individual sponsorships are now available. For additional information email bosombuddiesball@gmail.com or visit their website at bosombuddiescharities.com

In the picture above, left to right: Jennifer Brown (Coconut Joe’s), Biana Arentz (BB co-chair), Brenda LeCompte (Swan Cove Spa owner), Veronica Haggart (BB committee), Susan Kreamer (BB committee), Kristin Foster (Coconut Joe’s)