BALTIMORE (September 15, 2015) - Four of television's most charming stars will join Rep. Elijah Cummings, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 300 guests at the inaugural Chase Brexton Charm Ball, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Proceeds from the event, to be held at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum, will support the Chase Brexton Health Care Hardship Fund. The fund supplements healthcare costs for individuals who could not otherwise afford it. Chase Brexton, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides compassionate, quality healthcare regardless of ability to pay.
The inaugural Charm Ball will offer an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, entertainment and auctions, and tables at the event will be decorated to reflect the vibrant and iconic neighborhoods of Baltimore. Tickets and more information are available here.
Acclaimed actress and multiple Emmy Award nominee CCH Pounder currently appears on the hit CBS show "NCIS: New Orleans." Her previous television credits include "ER" and seven seasons of "The Shield," and her film credits include "Avatar" and "Bagdad Café." She has been an advocate for increased awareness of HIV/AIDS issues.
Actor Kevin McHale is best known for his six seasons as wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams on Fox's award-winning TV show "Glee." Winner of a Screen Actors Guild award and an Emmy Award nominee, McHale has a career that also spans radio, film, and music. He is host of the hugely-successful UK game show "Virtually Famous" featuring viral internet content, and is one of four hosts of Dash Radio's "Sick of My Voice" show on the MainStage channel.
Actress, recording artist and entrepreneur Connie Stevens started her career at the age of 16. Stevens' original claim to fame is her classic role as Cricket Blake in the 1959 T.V. action adventure "Hawaiian Eye." Stevens' acting career spans over 30 years in television, film and Broadway with appearances on popular hit series like "Wendy and Me", "Murder She Wrote" and "The Love Boat." For over 14 years, Stevens has owned and operated her Forever Spring cosmetic line. Stevens continues to headline live performances in Las Vegas and worldwide.
Actress and musician Thea Gill played Lindsay Peterson during the landmark five-season run of "Queer as Folk" on Showtime. With more than 40 credits to her name, Gill has appeared in numerous film productions and TV shows. During a special performance at the Charm Ball, Gill will be joined by singing partner Kevin Sasaki in a tribute to the legendary composers and entertainers of the great American Songbook.