Health Notes


April 12, 2009

Hospice of the Chesapeake fundraiser

Hospice of the Chesapeake, in partnership with a group of Anne Arundel County students, will sponsor a fundraiser, Gowns for Giving, selling gently-used prom dresses to raise money to help those in need.

This year's sale will benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake, which provides compassionate care to people in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties who are experiencing advanced illness or bereavement.

This month, April dresses collected by participating students will be sold at Chesapeake Treasures, a consignment shop in the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park that benefits Hospice of the Chesapeake. A supply of dresses will be for sale at the store, with additional dresses added every few days. Dresses, evening purses and shoes may be brought to the store during store hours. Gowns for Giving will hold another dress sale in the Annapolis community later this month.

Information: Donna Richardson, 410-384-9260. For information about Gowns for Giving: Lori Phelan, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 443-837-1554 or e-mail,

Dance fitness classes

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department and Bio Aerobics Inc. will sponsor an eight-week series of 16 dance fitness classes for adults and teens, starting Tuesday, at various county locations.

Classes will be held at Lindale Middle School, High Point Elementary School, Chesapeake Bay Middle School, Linthicum Elementary School, Belle Grove Elementary School, Central Atlantic Toyota Fitness Center, and at other locations.

Information or to request a brochure: 410-956-1084 or visit


Gala : Hospice of the Chesapeake will hold its 13th "Beacon of Hope Gala, Celebrating 30 Years of Care," on May 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The white tie and pearl anniversary event honors hospice founding members Martha and Dr. Hilary O'Herlihy. Food, a casino table, dancing to the sounds of Radio City and an auction are planned. Proceeds will help support Hospice of the Chesapeake and its work providing end-of-life care and bereavement services for residents of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

Information: Chris Wilson, 443-837-1530 or

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