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Chase Brexton Health Care Welcomes U.S. Congressman, Slate of Television Stars to Charm Ball 2015

Rep. Elijah Cummings, "NCIS: New Orleans" Star CCH Pounder, "Glee" Star Kevin McHale, and Thea Gill of "Queer as Folk" to Appear

BALTIMORE (September 10, 2015) -  Three of television's most charming stars and one of Congress' most dynamic leaders will join 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 hereRep. Elijah Cummings , a 10-term congressman from Baltimore who has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. Congressman Cummings often says that our children are the living messages that we send to a future we will never see. In that vein, he is committed to ensuring that our next generation has access to quality healthcare and education, clean air and water, and a strong economy defined by fiscal responsibility.

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 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.

Tickets for the Charm Ball are on sale now. Please visit the official Charm Ball 2015 page for ticket information, the list of neighborhoods to be featured at each table, full details on our special guests, and more.

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