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PFAC 2015

June 3, 2015 – Westminster, MD

The Barbour Group, Medifast, Vardavas & Concannon, and Gaines and Company, Inc. Team Up to Raise Money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

7th annual Party for a Cure event was a major success by raising $125,808 for MDA

The Barbour Group, a surety bond and commercial insurance agency known for its passionate approach to delivering bonding solutions to construction firms and government contractors, Gaines and Company, a top ranked underground utility contractor operating in Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, Vardavas & Concannon, a full service accounting firm, and Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading manufacturer of easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss programs, co-hosted the 7th annual Party for a Cure event Wednesday, June 3, 2015 held at the L’Hirondelle Country Club of Ruxton.

Event attendees enjoyed live entertainment by Jeff Harding, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a heartfelt presentation of gratitude by MDA Goodwill Ambassador Hannah Fallon. Dr. Charlotte Sumner of Johns Hopkins Hospital provided the keynote and remarked on clinical research efforts which aim to eradicate neuromuscular disease. The gala was emceed by Jennifer Gilbert, evening news anchor for Fox 45 News.

Through the event and the silent auction, the 7th annual Party for the Cure, raised the bar this year, donating over $125,808 to MDA. MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research as well as providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

All of the proceeds will be used to provide hundreds of local children with the opportunity to attend MDA summer camp, which is a specially designed place created for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs to participate in a wide range of activities, receive medical care at the MDA’s clinic at Johns Hopkins, have repairs made to their durable medical equipment and most importantly allow MDA to continue to fund vital research to find a cure.

At this year’s event, Hannah Fallon, MDA’s Goodwill Ambassador, expressed it best when she said that at camp she forgets the barriers of her disability and feels in-place with other children that look like her. The burden with growing up with a physical disability and being noticeably different disappears at camp. “Thanks again for giving these kids an opportunity to create lasting memories and experiences that change the course of their lives. I know it has changed mine,” said Karen Barbour.


About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org.

PFAC 2013

June 10, 2013 – Westminster, MD

The Barbour Group, Medifast and Gaines and Company, Inc. Team Up to Raise Money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

5th annual Party for a Cure event was a major success by raising $87,260 for MDA

The Barbour Group, a surety bond and commercial insurance agency known for its passionate approach to delivering bonding solutions to construction firms and government contractors, Gaines and Company, a top ranked underground utility contractor operating in Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, and Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading manufacturer of easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss programs, co-hosted the 5th annual Party for a Cure event Wednesday, June 5, 2013 held at the L’Hirondelle Country Club of Ruxton.

Event attendees enjoyed live entertainment by Jeff Harding, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a heartfelt presentation of gratitude by MDA Goodwill Ambassador Hannah Fallon. Dr. Thomas Crawford, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatricsand co-director of the MDA clinic at Johns Hopkins, provided the keynote and remarked on clinical research efforts which aim to eradicate neuromuscular disease. The gala was emceed by Jennifer Gilbert, evening news anchor for Fox 45 News.

Through the event and the silent auction, the 5th annual Party for the Cure, raised the bar this year, donating over $87,000 to MDA. MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research as well as providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

All of the proceeds will be used to provide hundreds of local children with the opportunity to attend MDA summer camp, which is a specially designed place created for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs to participate in a wide range of activities, receive medical care at the MDA’s clinic at Johns Hopkins, have repairs made to their durable medical equipment and most importantly allow MDA to continue to fund vital research to find a cure.

At this year’s event, Hannah Fallon, MDA’s Goodwill Ambassador, expressed it best when she said that at camp she forgets the barriers of her disability and feels in-place with other children that look like her. The burden with growing up with a physical disability and being noticeably different disappears at camp. “Thanks again for giving these kids an opportunity to create lasting memories and experiences that change the course of their lives. I know it has changed mine,” said Karen Barbour.


About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit www.mda.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.

MDA

June 8, 2012 – Westminster, MD

The Barbour Group, Gaines and Company, Inc. and LAI Construction Services, Inc. Team Up to Raise Money for the Muscular Dystophy Association (MDA)

4th Annual Party for a Cure event was a major success by raising $75,104 for MDA

The Barbour Group, LLC, a surety bond and commercial insurance agency known for its passionate approach to delivering bonding solutions to construction firms and government contractors, Gaines and Company, a top ranked underground utility contractor operating in Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, and LAI Construction Services, Inc., a commercial general construction firm serving the Baltimore and DC metro area, co-hosted the 4th annual Party for a Cure event Thursday, June 7, 2012 held at the Engineer’s Club in Baltimore.

Event attendees enjoyed live entertainment by Jeff Harding, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a performance by Harlem Globetrotter Choo Smith, and a heartfelt presentation of gratitude by MDA Goodwill Ambassadors Hannah Fallon, Hunter Field, Darren Guest and Naomi Hess. Dr. Thomas Crawford, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and co-director of the MDA clinic at Johns Hopkins, provided the keynote and remarked on the significant progress made toward eradicating neuromuscular disease. The gala was emceed by Jennifer Gilbert, evening news anchor for Fox 45 News.

Through the event and silent auction, the 4th annual Party for a Cure, raised the bar this year, donating over $75,000 to MDA. MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research as well as providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

All of the proceeds will be used to provide hundreds of local children with the opportunity to attend MDA summer camp, which is a specially designed place created for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs to participate in a wide range of activities, receive medical care at the MDA’s clinic at Johns Hopkins, have repairs made to their durable medical equipment and most importantly allow MDA to continue to fund vital research to find a cure.

“For these children, one frustrating aspect of growing up with a physical disability is being noticeably different from their peers, trying to “fit in” in a world that seams to have been designed for everyone else.” said Karen Barbour, President of The Barbour Group. “At  MDA camp, children are often pleasantly surprised to discover that not only is there a world that’s been created especially for kids with neuromuscular diseases, but also that there are other kids in that world. Thanks again for giving these kids an opportunity to create lasting memories and experiences that change the course of their lives.”


About Gaines & Company, Inc.

Gaines & Company, Inc., located in Reisterstown, Maryland, and Knightdale, North Carolina, is a top ranked underground utility contractor providing its customers with exceptional work in Maryland and North Carolina. Gaines strives to give every project and every customer the highest focus by completing each and every job on budget and ahead of schedule as well as offering many valuable engineering ideas. For more information, call (410)833-9833 or visit Gaines & Company, Inc. online at www.gainesandco.com.

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I am attaching the link for your images from Party for a Cure. Thanks so much for inviting me back to be apart of such a wonderful event. If you have questions please reach out to me. The instructions for digital download to your desktop are in the forms folder (on this link) along with the print release form.

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10th Annual Party For A Cure Gala Pictures

Some Pictures Of Prior Years

PFAC 2013
PFAC 2011
PFAC 2015
PFAC 2016