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PFAC Annual Party 2020 We are hosting an online auction to begin June 5th at 6:30 p.m. and end June 12th at 6:30 p.m. 0.52944444444444 $953.00 raised of $180,000.00 goal Donate PFAC Annual Party 2019 PARTY FOR A CURE, along with its Hosts, would like to welcome you and thank you for coming this evening! $125,000.00 raised PFAC Annual party 2018 The 2018 Party For a Cure requests the pleasure of your company at the 10th annual Party for a Cure. June 15th 2018 $130,000.00 raised PFAC Annual Party 2017 The 2017 Party for a Cure requests the pleasure of your company at the 9th Annual Party for a Cure celebration! $168,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2016 The muscular Dystrophy association, along with the 2016 Party for a Cure committee request the pleasure of your company. Friday June 3, 2016 $165,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2015 You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of delicious food and drink, fabulous entertainment, and silent auction. $125,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2014 You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of delicious food and drink, fabulous entertainment, and silent auction. $114,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2013 You are cordially invited to be part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Fifth Annual Party for a Cure. $100,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2012 You are invited to join us at the 4th Annual Party For A Cure Event. $75,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2011 You are invited to attend Party for a Cure Annual event. Enjoy and Help! $64,000.00 raised Pfac Annual Party 2009 An evening gala to benefi the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday, May 15 • 7:00pm $29,000.00 raised
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Who we are? We are a 501(3)c non-profit organization, co-founded by Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group and W. Lee Gaines, Gaines & Company, Inc., to raise funds at oure annual Party For A Cure to benefit individuals living in Maryland with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility. Together, we can help free kids and adults from the harm of these muscle debilitating diseases by funding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one, and empowering family with services and support in our hometowns. Donate Now Let's start doing your bit for the world. Donate a little. Our Story PFAC was initially hosted by the Muscular Dystrophy of Baltimore from 2008 until 2017 when PFAC incorporated as a non-profit organization. Since the gala’s inception in 2008, we have raised over $1,150,000 thanks to all our loyal supporters. Our volunteer board makes certain that we directly give back to Maryland families in need, as well as support research and summer camp activities for MDA of Baltimore. We have used proceeds to make major renovations to homes for accessibility and for structural stability, repaired and provided for new medical equipment, enabled children to attend summer camp, and fund vital research to find treatments and cures. From 2008 to 2017, Jennifer Fox of Fox45 news was our Mistress of Ceremonies. In 2018, Bruce Cunningham of Fox 45 News stepped in for Jennifer. In 2019, Denise Koch of WJZ TV became our new Mistress of Ceremonies and agreed to lead the event in 2020. Please see bios of our gracious emcees - Click Here. Party For A Cure was co-founded by Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group, LLC and by W. Lee Gaines, Gaines and Co., Inc. Lee Gaines retired from the board in 2016 at our 8th annual event. Current Board Members Karen BarbourFounder, Board & Host Committee MemberThe Barbour Group LLC kbarbour@thebarbourgroup.com Joey LaneyBoard & Host Committee MemberMT Laney Company, Inc. joelaney@mtlaney.com John VardavasBoard & Host Committee MemberVantage Point Valuations, Inc. savasvardavas@gmail.comPast Board Members & Presenting Sponsors Gaines & Company Lee Gaines Co-Founder, Board & Host Committee Member – 2008-2017 Ease Painting & Construction, Inc. Doris Zografos Board & Host Committee Member – 2017 Stella May Contracting Stella May Miller Board & Host Committee Member – 2018 Dvorak, LLC Tom Dvorak Presenting Sponsor – 2017-2018 Volunteers H. Vanessa Lopez The Barbour Group, LLC Account Manager Laure Rotundo Event Supervisor Zion Lopez Event Administrator
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WELCOME TO PARTY FOR A CURE !!! PFAC Annual Party 2020 We are hosting an online auction to begin June 5th at 6:30 p.m. and end June 12th at 6:30 p.m. 0.52944444444444 $953.00 raised of $180,000.00 goal Donate
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PFAC Anual Party 2020 – Online Auction is Coming!

Dear Friends and Loyal Supporters Thank you for your support of Party For A Cure. I regret that due to COVID-19, our 12th annual gala scheduled for June 5th, 2020 is cancelled.  To keep our annual fundraising alive and well, I am happy to report that we are hosting an on-line auction starting June 5th  6:30 pm running to June 12th 6:30 pm. We will provide a link soon for you to register and participate.  Please support our on-line auction to help this great cause.  Our on-line auction event will also showcase some clips of our families and an opening statement from Denise Koch. Party For A Cure is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers help and hope to local children and adults that are battling neuromuscular diseases. A neuromuscular disease makes difficult things we take for granted like standing, walking or climbing. It robs people of their smile, of swallowing and breathing. It takes away their ability to hug their family members. It steals their independence. Since Party For A Cure’s inception, we’ve helped so many local families living with muscle wasting diseases: Help, such as a home accessibility remodel, accessible van repairs, a service dog purchase, accessible bathroom remodel, stair glide repair, generator purchase for ventilator use, and annual Mobility bus passes for independence; Help, such as sending children and their counselors to MDA summer camp where a kid can be a kid with no boundaries, affording them boating, fishing, arts & crafts, swimming, zip lining, wheelchair baseball & football as well as s’mores around the campfire; and, Help, such as donating vital funds directly to University of Maryland Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital to aid neuromuscular research professionals in their quest in finding treatments and cures for the 43 diseases known as muscular dystrophy. We have a special project in mind for this year.  We want to help the Eggers’ family who live in Cecil County.  They have two children, Julianna, 18 and Dustin, 16 with Duchenne’s disease.  Their 900 sq ft. home is in much need of repair.  Cost to repair their home and create an addition for two bedrooms and a bath (660 sq ft.) will cost roughly 85,000.  You see, they also want to take in a  young man, Leroy, who also has Duchenne’s disease, age 19, whose mother is dying of cancer.  He is good friends with their children. They met years ago at MDA Summer Camp. Mr. Eggers (Ray) is a service disabled veteran.  Mrs. Eggers (Bobbi Jo) is a stay at home mom and healthcare provider, who was recently involved in an (non-at-fault) accident that totaled their access van and permanently damaged her upper vertebrae.  Their story will be posted on our site this week. Please bid on our auction items, or make a donation of any amount you can to help. During these uncertain times, kids and adults with neuromuscular diseases are at high risk. It’s critical that they get the care they need as safely and as soon as possible.  You can make a donation today at https://pfac-md.org/campaigns/pfac-annual-party-2020/. Thank you for your support. If you have any auction items you wish to donate, please contact me on my cell, 301-343-8932.   And, please mark your calendars for […]

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Jennifer Gilbert

Jennifer Gilbert is an Emmy award winning television news anchor at WBFF-TV, the Fox affiliate in Baltimore, MD. Since joining FOX45 in 1993, Jennifer has covered some of the biggest stories in Baltimore, and has traveled nationally and internationally, to cover disasters including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Jennifer had the good fortune to return to New Orleans in 2013 to cover the Baltimore Ravens’ victory in Super Bowl XLVII. Jennifer has won four Capital Region Emmy Awards. Her 1997 story "History of a Gun" traced the violent past of one handgun that fell into the wrong hands. Jennifer won her second Emmy for her 2001 story, "Divine Healer", which told the stories of hope surrounding a statue of Jesus Christ at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her 2010 story "Parkinson's Artist" told the story of a man who discovered an amazing hidden talent, as he battled a debilitating disease. In her 2011 story "The Sheen Effect", Jennifer explored the impact of the antics of actor Charlie Sheen, and won an Emmy in the Arts and Entertainment category. Jennifer has been named "Best News Anchor" by Baltimore Magazine. She has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Jennifer also serves as an Affiliate Instructor of Communications at Loyola University of Maryland. Before coming to Baltimore, Jennifer worked at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, PA. She began her journalism career reporting for Florida Today, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Melbourne, FL. Jennifer is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She enjoys her work in the community with organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the March of Dimes, the VA Maryland, the Arthritis Foundation, Hands Across the Americas, and Pathfinders for Autism. She has served as honorary chair of the Maryland Antiques Show of Hunt Valley, and currently serves on the Auxiliary of Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland. She is an advisory board member of the Carson Scholars Fund. Jennifer is a native of Oxford, PA. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, and singing, as long as no one is listening. Jennifer has a son from a prior marriage. She recently retired (2019) from Fox 45 and just prior to her retirement she married Baltimore businessman Edward St. John. See Denise Koch BioSee Bruce Cunningham Bio
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