A night for patients


June 25, 2000|By Sloane Brown

Bunches of pink peonies decorated the sixth floor of Camden Yards' Warehouse, as Oriole wife Kelly Ripken played host to the third annual "Night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards" -- a fund-raiser for the Kelly G. Ripken Program -- a Johns Hopkins Resource for Thyroid Education and Patient Care.

About 175 guests feasted on pit beef, chicken, nachos and cookies from the buffet, as Kelly and her program co-founder and co-director Dr. Paul Ladenson stopped at tables to thank people for coming.

Among those at the pregame get-together: Bob Geer, Kelly's dad and president of the Kelly and Cal Ripken Jr. Foundation; Rachel Ripken, Kelly and Cal Ripken's 10-year-old daughter; Marge Ewertz, Ripken Program nurse coordinator; Michael McGrath, Alpharma purchasing manager; Ellen Ponder, Forum Corp. vice president; Kenneth Goldberg, Kols Containers pharmaceutical sales manager; Roslyn Booker, Johns Hopkins University development assistant; Pam Holland, Knoll Pharmaceutical Co. communications manager; Glen Gregory, ThermoQuest Analytical Products sales representative; Dr. Tabb Moore, Johns Hopkins Hospital endocrinologist; and Anne O'Brien, president of Anne O'Brien & Associates.

The party raised $25,000 for the Kelly G. Ripken Program.

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