BALTIMORE, MD (September 19, 2016) - Chase Brexton Health Care’s second annual Charm Ball succeeded in raising more than $162,000, proceeds from which will benefit the Hardship Fund, an entirely donor-funded resource specifically designated to help Chase Brexton Health Care’s most in-need patients receive the support they need to live their healthiest possible lives. From necessities as simple as bus tokens to those as dire as emergency housing, the Hardship Fund provides care and wellness essentials to patients who may not be able to take care of their healthcare needs without some help.
“These funds will make a crucial difference for many of our patients, the majority of whom live at or below the poverty line,” said Becky Frank, Vice President of Development and Marketing for Chase Brexton Health Care. “Some of our patients are forced to choose between essentials such as medication or groceries. Thanks to the gracious support shown by our donors and partners at the Charm Ball, we can ensure our patients are able to access their health care and get the necessities they need to be well.”
This year, the Hardship Fund has assisted more than 300 patients with wellness necessities including 116 medication prescription vouchers, 80 dental care vouchers, 114 medical visits, as well as, eye glasses and emergency rent and utility payments, among other essentials.
More than 300 guests attended the gala event, held Saturday, Sept. 17 at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, and enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing featuring the style and landmarks of Charm City. In addition, two Chase Brexton Health Care employees received the Dr. Ronald Taylor Award for their contributions to patient care: Jenine Coleman, a peer advocate with the Behavioral Health team, and Dr. Brooks Woodward, director of dental services. Wilmer Eye Institute received the Corporate Partner Award for their work providing free eye exams to Chase Brexton’s patients over 50, and Allied Universal Security Services won the Presenting Sponsor Award for their generous donation to the Chase Brexton Hardship Fund.
Chase Brexton Health Care thanks the Charm Ball’s presenting sponsor, Allied Universal Security Services, and the following sponsors who support our mission: AdNet/AccountNet, Inc, The Agora Companies, Amerigroup Community Care, BKD CPAs and Advisors, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, CBIZ Employee Services Organization, Continuum Health Alliance, Credentials Administrative Services, Enterprise Electric Company, Greater Baden Medical Services, Harford Alarm Company, Henry Schein, Inc., Johns Hopkins Medicine, The LGBT Health Resource Center, M&T Bank, MACHC, Mackenzie Contracting Company, Marriott International, McKesson, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Priority Partners, Priority Management Group, Prudential, PSA Insurance, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, SAGE Growth Partners, Saul Ewing, Transamerica, UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, University of Maryland Medical System Health Plans, and Wilmer Eye Institute: SToP Glaucoma Program.