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“Claws for a Cause” Raises More than $22,000 for Emergency Center

Committee-at-Event-2014 Mark-and-Diane-Freestate Tri-Gas Anthonys“Claws  a Cause” Raises More than $22,000 for Emergency Center

The University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown’s Event Committee recently hosted its second annual “Claws for a Cause,” a crab feast to benefit the local Emergency Center.  The event, held at Fisherman’s Crab Deck, had more than 150 attendees and raised more than $22,000 for the Emergency Center from sponsorships, ticket sales and various raffles.   Items included in the raffles were a kayak donated by Tri-Gas and Oil Co., Inc. and a silver seashore bracelet donated by Paula’s Fine Jewelry.

Sponsors for the “Claws for a Cause” event included Kent Island American Legion Post 278, Kent Island Elks Lodge and Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians – Large Blue Crab Sponsors; CNB, Nick and Kathy Deoudes, Friel Lumber Company, Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists, LLC (MDICS), Queenstown Bank of Maryland, Tri-Gas & Oil, Inc., J.C. Warner, Bay Times and Record Observer, and What’s Up? Media –  Medium Blue Crab Sponsors; Blood Bank of Delmarva, Michael and Bobbie Cusimano, Fisherman’s Inn, Inc., Freestate & Son Insurance, Paula’s Fine Jewelry, Peter and Diane Pappas, Cecile C. Weich, Esquire, Best Care Ambulance and Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. – Soft Shell Crab Sponsors.

“The staff of University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown is truly grateful for the community’s continued support of the emergency services we provide to the residents of the Mid-Shore,” comments Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NREMT-P, nurse manager for the Emergency Center. “This year’s ‘Claws for a Cause’ event was a huge success and the community’s generosity will help fund expansion of the emergency generator for the Emergency Center.”

Open since October, 2010, the Emergency Center, located at 115 Shoreway Drive in Queenstown, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to provide care to members of the community in need of treatment for acute illnesses, injuries and trauma as well as minor injuries. The Center also offers diagnostic and imaging services. Medical treatment at this University of Maryland Shore Regional Health location is provided by board certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses, radiology technicians and medical technologists who are all on site 24 hours a day.

For additional information about the University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, visit www.umshoreregional.org.  To make a charitable donation, please contact the Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, extension 5763.

Photo #1: The University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown’s Event Committee recently raised more than $22,000 at the second annual “Claws for a Cause” crab feast to benefit the Emergency Center.  Committee members included (from left to right) Julie Thomas; Kathy Deoudes, Committee Co-Chair; Mary Alice Vanhoy, Emergency Center manager; Heather Tinelli; Ginny Biondi; Andi Morony; Bobbie Cusimano; Diana Carlson, Committee Co-Chair; Merry Tobin, Committee Co-Chair; Cassie Guy; Joanna Pierce, development specialist, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation and Pat O’Shea, development director, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

Photo #2: Diane and Mark Freestate of Freestate and Son Insurance, a sponsor of the event. 

Photo #3: Representing Tri-Gas & Oil, Inc., one of the event sponsors, are Keith McMahan, Darlene McMahan, Brooke McMahan, David McMahan and Troy Harrison. 

Photo #4: W.V. and Tekla Anthony enjoy the “Claws for a Cause” event.