Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties to honor Ho­gan, Rapoport

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STEVENSVILLE — Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties will host “A Cel­e­bra­tion of Char­ity” awards lun­cheon on Nov. 17 at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville. Dur­ing the lun­cheon, Gov. Larry Ho­gan will be hon­ored for the courage, lead­er­ship and com­pas­sion he dis­played as he bat­tled an ag­gres­sive form of cancer dur­ing his first year in of­fice.

Aaron Rapoport, M.D., who led the Gover­nor’s re­cov­ery team, will also be rec­og­nized for his ded­i­ca­tion to de­vel­op­ing new treat­ments that are yield­ing tremen­dous re­sults in the fight against cancer. Rapoport is the Gary Job­son Pro­fes­sor of Clin­i­cal On­col­ogy in the De­part­ment of Medicine at the University of Mary­land School of Medicine and Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

“Gov. Ho­gan has shown us what lead­er­ship re­ally means,” said Au­drey Scott, Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties board Vice Chair. “While un­der­go­ing his own treat­ment, he reached out to en­cour­age and sup­port other cancer pa­tients, es­pe­cially chil­dren. To honor the Gover­nor we will be es­tab­lish­ing the Gover­nor Larry Ho­gan Schol­ar­ship to as­sist students purs­ing a de­gree in med­i­cal re­search.”

Other hon­orees will in­clude Mar­i­anne Harms, a re­tired busi­ness­woman, who will re­ceive the Phi­lan­thropist of the Year award for her gen­er­ous sup­port of non­profit orga- niza­tions in Calvert County. The Part­ner­ing for Youth After School Pro­gram will re­ceive the Non­profit of the Year award for its 20-year com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence, and Amelia Foxwell will be hon­ored as the Vol­un­teer of the Year for her work with chil­dren di­ag­nosed with autism spec­trum dis­or­der.

“Mary­land is for­tu­nate to have pas­sion­ate, gen­er­ous lead­ers to in­spire us. This will be a very spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion,” said Linda Kohler, Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

More de­tails about the event are avail­able at chesa­peakechar­i­ties.org/events. Limited seat­ing is avail­able and tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line for $75 each.

Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties is a com­mu­nity foun­da­tion that sup­ports a wide range of char­i­ta­ble causes in­clud­ing arts, ed­u­ca­tion, health and hu­man ser­vices, an­i­mal wel­fare, and the en­vi­ron­ment. All of its 75 com­po­nent funds have a com­mon cause — a pas­sion for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties. More than $8 mil­lion has been in­vested in the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay re­gion since 2005.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties at 410-643-4020, email linda@chesa­peakechar­i­ties.org, or visit chesa­peakechar­i­ties.org. Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties is ac­cred­ited by the Na­tional Stan­dards for U.S. Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tions.

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