Preparations are currently in full swing for the second annual “Claws for a Cause,” a crab feast to benefit University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.
The “Claws for a Cause” event will be held on Thursday, June 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville. Tickets, which are $90 in advance or $100 at the door, will include a traditional crab feast and a buffet of barbeque chicken, pulled pork barbeque and an assortment of side dishes.
“The staff of University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown is truly grateful for the community’s support of the 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 will help fund expansion of the emergency generator for the Emergency Center, which will enable us to remain fully operational, no matter what Mother Nature brings us.”
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.
Sponsors for the “Claws for a Cause” event include Kent Island American Legion Post 278 and Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians – Large Blue Crab Sponsors; CNB, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Deoudes, Friel Lumber Company, Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists, LLC (MDICS), Queenstown Bank of Maryland, Tri-Gas & Oil, Inc., J.C. Warner, APG, LLC and What’s Up Media – Medium Blue Crab Sponsors; Blood Bank of Delmarva, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cusimano, Fisherman’s Inn, Inc., Freestate & Son Insurance, Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Pappas, Cecile C. Weich, Best Care Ambulance and Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. – Soft Shell Crab Sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available at the following levels: Jumbo Blue Crab, $10,000; Extra Large Blue Crab, $5000; Large Blue Crab, $2500; Medium Blue Crab, $1000; and Soft Shell Crab, $500. “Pier signs” printed with your company name and logo and displayed at the event, are available for $100.
For more information about “Claws for a Cause” sponsorship opportunities or purchasing tickets, contact Joanna Pierce, Memorial Hospital Foundation, at email@example.com or call (410)822-1000, extension 5481.
Photo: Pictured are Joanna Pierce, development specialist, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; Mary Alice Vanhoy, Emergency Center nurse manager; Kathy Deoudes and Merry Tobin, “Claws” committee co-chairs; Nikki Randolph, Commander of Kent Island American Legion Post 278, a sponsor of the event; Jane Wang, MD; and Pat O’Shea, development director, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation.