More than $10,000 was raised at the 12th annual Eastern Shore Hospital Center (ESHC) Auxiliary Run/Walk to benefit direct patient services at the hospital in Cambridge. The race took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay’s 18-Hole River Marsh Golf Club. As reported in The Star Democrat:
“We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of those who have supported — and continue to support — our efforts to enhance the Treatment Mall programs, services and patient care,” said Betty Webster, ESHC treasurer. “Approximately 65 percent of ESHC patients are deemed indigent, and it is the auxiliary’s goal to raise $10,000 a year in order to give those patients approximately $1 per day to use in the center’s café or gift shop. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the run/walk will be given directly to our indigent residents.”
The hospital is located in Dorchester County; the primary service area for in hospital patients is the Lower Shore counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In addition to raising funds for chronically ill patients, the race gave ESHC the opportunity to increase awareness about mental illness.
For more information read the full article in The Star Democrat.