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News and Updates
Attracting 52 boats, 220 anglers and more than 500 total participants, the 6th Annual Fish for a Cure Tournament proved to be the most successful event to date, raising $220,000 to support cancer programs at AAMC. Cyrus Lashgari, MD, of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, took first place catching a 37-inch rockfish. Dr. Lashgari was part of a crew of physicians who chartered a boat for the fishing and caught half dozen stripers. Several teams of physicians raised thousands on behalf of Fish for
the Cure, with Team DESPA coming in third place with $15,000.
The AAMC Foundation 2014 Annual Fundraising Gala is Saturday, April 12, 2014, 5:30pm to midnight at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. The black-tie festivities include dinner, dancing to live music by the band “Right On,” and silent and live auctions. Details about sponsorship opportunities are available here. Download the sponsorship e-form here.
The 2014 Spring Gala celebrates Anne Arundel Medical Center and our “Care Beyond the Walls.” Every year, AAMC contributes tens of millions of dollars in care to the most vulnerable in our community, people living at or below poverty level. Many of the citizens benefiting from our services are dealing with debilitating physical and mental illness or even addiction. It is philanthropic support that makes this vital care possible.
Tickets are $ 300 per person, for more information on the 2014 Gala call Kendra Smith Houghton, Special Events Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation 443-481-4739 or email khoughton@AAHS.org.
The Baltimore Business Journal recently noted AAMC as the third busiest hospital (measured by admissions) in the Baltimore region. In addition, we were noted for high quality in maternity care, surgery, and overall quality as rated by patients. Click here to read the article.
The AAMC Breast Center is the only center in the region that offers a high-risk program for women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
The Risk Assessment and Prevention (RAPP) program identifies women who have a higher risk of the disease and provides them with important information to help reduce their risk. More than one thousand area women are part of RAPP.
Participants meet with specialists who review their medical history in detail and undergo a thorough breast exam. Specialists then work with participants using advanced tools and genetic counseling, to educate patients about how to reduce their risk in the future. Learn more here.