WHAT: The 31st anniversary of Hospice Cup – America’s largest charity sailing regatta– will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Annapolis, MD.
• Buy a ticket to attend the Shore Party at Annapolis Sailing School
• Bid on one of the fabulous online auction items
• Donate to online to one of Hospice Cup “FirstGiving” fundraisers (found on www.hospicecup.org)
Sponsors, donors and invited guests will enjoy the races from the decks of a charter boat, complete with open bar and catered lunch. On board race commentators will help bring the race alive as they discuss sailing maneuvers and boat positioning during the race.
After the races, supporters head to the Shore Party at Annapolis Sailing School on Back Creek for live music, live auction, food, drink, and a good times. The highlight of the day is the Awards Ceremony, celebrating the racers and funds raised for Hospice Care.
Tickets tickets for the Shore Party are $85.
Shore Party tickets may be purchased online at www.hospicecup.org or by calling 410-919-8393.
WHEN: Races begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at about 2:30 p.m. The post race Shore Party is from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: On the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. The post-race Shore Party will take place on the shores of the Annapolis Sailing School.
WHO: 2012 participating hospices: Capital Caring, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Montgomery Hospice. These hospices will receive the funds raised at Hospice Cup XXXI to help their patients and families dealing with end-of-life issues.
WHY: To date, Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.
Hospice Cup funds help to pay the expenses not covered by Medicare or private insurance. These dollars enable the hospices to provide skilled compassionate care, comfort and dignity to the terminally ill, their families and friends, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice enables patients to carry on alert, pain-controlled lives so their last days may be spent in comfort, at home or in home-like settings. Hospice care concentrates on care, not cure. Bereavement counseling and support groups are part of hospice services after the loss of a loved one.
For more information visit www.hospicecup.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hospice Cup website
National Hospice Regattas Alliance website
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