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KENT NARROWS — When Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the annual William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Susan Ponchock, founder of Bosom Buddies Charities on Kent Island, he called her “an inspiration to us all.”
EASTON — Bosom Buddies Charities Inc. recently pledged $88,000 to the Shore Regional Breast Center for the purchase of a Faxitron BioVision specimen radiography system, the latest technology for the treatment and care of breast cancer patients.
Among the more than 200 people who attended this year's Bosom Buddies Ball, from the left, Brenda Hardesty, Jim Kornick, Tara Knox, and Chesapeake Beach Club owner Deidre Wilson. Through the generosity of the Wilson's, the Beach Club has hosted the Ball every year since the event's inception.
Themed “A Touch of the (tropical) Islands” attendees at this year's Bosom Buddies Ball had the opportunity to have their picture taken with these colorful tropical birds. Here, from the left, Stephen Epstein, and Kristi Keck (both graduate students at Virginia Tech University) are pictured with Kim Williams, and Dr. Michael Epstein, and the birds owned by Brian Wilson, of Damascus, standing behind them. All of the birds are “rescue birds” according to Brian, and have not only survived, but thrived under his loving care. He was paid $900 to bring the birds to the Ball, and immediately returned the money as his donation to the cause of breast cancer prevention research. The care of the birds are maintained through a non-profit foundation Brian has created.
The late Brenda Dean Abel was honored Saturday evening, during the 7th Annual Bosom Buddies Ball, held at the Chesapeake Beach Club, in Stevensville. Pictured, from the left, Bosom Buddies Ball Committee member Debbie Dean (older sister of Brenda), Bosom Buddies founder and Ball Co-Chair Susan Ponchock, and this year's Co-Chair Biana Arentz. A brief slide show was presented of Brenda's life during the dinner hour. Brenda grew-up in Queen Anne's County, and fought breast cancer for 5-years, prior to her death, March 16, 2012.
STEVENSVILLE - The seventh annual Bosom Buddies Ball was held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Chesapeake Beach Club in Stevensville. In a matter of seven years, a group of very focused women have raised $1.5 million for breast cancer prevention.
STEVENSVILLE - Bosom Buddies Charities will honor the late Brenda Dean Abel at their signature fundraising event, the Bosom Buddies Ball, this Saturday, Jan. 19. Brenda lost her battle with breast cancer on March 16, 2012.
EASTON — Bosom Buddies Charities announced Antwerpen Auto Group and the Big Pickle Restaurant have contributed $5,000 to sponsor the organization’s annual ball to be held Jan.19, 2013. Bosom Buddies Charities has raised over $1.2 million in six years to promote breast cancer awareness, treatment and support in Queen Anne’s County.
From left, Donna Moran, Susan Ponchock, Jack Antwerpen, Susan Kreamer and Jean Beery in front of The Big Pickle. The Big Pickle and Antwerpen Auto Group are sponsoring this year's Bosom Buddies Ball.
STEVENSVILLE - Bosom Buddies Charities (BBC) is pleased to announce that Antwerpen Auto Group and the Big Pickle Restaurant have contributed $5,000 to sponsor the organization's annual ball to be held Jan.19. BBC has raised over $1.2 million in six years to promote breast cancer awareness, treatment and support in Queen Anne's County.
STEVENSVILLE - Bosom Buddies Charities (BBC) has raised $1.2 million in six years to promote breast cancer awareness, treatment, and support in Queen Anne's County. But the organization's energy and passion are just the launching pad for this successful enterprise: it takes the energy and passion of many, many corporate, community, and individual supporters who dig deep into their wallets year after year. To thank them, this year BBCteamed up with Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) to host an elegant reception in honor of those sponsors who are the backbone of their fundraising activities.
Queenstown Bank has signed on for the fourth consecutive year as a sponsor of the upcoming Bosom Buddies Ball. Pictured, from left, are Biana Arentz, co-chairman of the Bosom Buddies Ball committee; Christy Wilkins, vice president and corporate secretary for Queenstown Bank; and Donna Moran, co-chairman of the Bosom Buddies Ball committee.
QUEENSTOWN Queenstown Bank has been a sponsor of Bosom Buddies since the charity was founded in 2007 and the annual Bosom Buddies Ball became one of the most popular black-tie events on the Eastern Shore. This year Queenstown Bank is contributing $5,000 to the cause.
Queenstown Bank has signed on for the fourth consecutive year as a sponsor of the upcoming Bosom Buddies Ball. Pictured, from left, are Bian Arentz, co-chairman of the Bosom Buddies Ball committee; Christy Wilkins, vice president and corporate secretary for Queenstown Bank; and Donna Moran, co-chairman of the Bosom Buddies Ball committee.
QUEENSTOWN Queenstown Bank recently contributed $5,000 to Bosom Buddies Charities as a sponsor of the organization's annual Bosom Buddies Ball.
STEVENSVILLE Swan Cove Day Spa and Salon in Stevensville raised a record-breaking $12,500 during its seventh annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser.
CHESTER Paula's Fine Jewelry on Kent Island again will donate a high-value jewelry piece to be raffled off at the Bosom Buddies Ball Jan. 21.
STEVENSVILLE Detta and Danielle from Brighton Collectibles in the Annapolis Mall recently visited the Bosom Buddies Ball Committee to introduce a special limited edition bracelet in support of the charity.
CENTREVILLE A recent donation from CNB pushed Bosom Buddies Charities Inc. over the $1 million fundraising mark.
GRASONVILLE Kent Island High School ninth-grader Elizabeth Arentz, 13, has joined the Bosom Buddies Charities 2012 Ball Committee as a junior member. Arentz said she chose to support the Bosom Buddies Charities to honor her grandmother and aunt, who are breast cancer survivors, and hopes to bring the message on awareness to local schools.
Members of the Bosom Buddies Ball Committee from left, are: Susan Ponchock, Bosom Buddies Charities founder; Terri Friedl, 2011 ball honoree; Donna Moran, event co-chair; and Deidre Wilson, event chair. Back row, from left, are: Cathy Adelman; Pat Mager; Biana Arentz; Karen White; Kristy Mirando; Bryanna Schafer; Jean Beery; Dawn Sherwood; Deb Zussman; Ellen Bell; Roni Haggart; and Anne Joyner. Not pictured are Diane Jones and Susan Kreamer.
STEVENSVILLE The recent Bosom Buddies Ball held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville raised $180,000 for Bosom Buddies Charities, a local nonprofit organization working to promote breast cancer awareness, research and prevention.
The ladies of the Bosom Buddies Ball Committee are pictured Jan. 22 inside the Chesapeake Beach Club’s “Sunset Ballroom” which was eloquently decorated for a formal. From the left, organizational Founder Susan Ponchock, this year’s honorary Breast Cancer Survivor Terry Friedl, event Co-Chair’s Donna Moran and Deidre Wilson. Behind them, Cathy Adelman, Pat Mager, Biana Arentz, Karen White, Kristy Mirando, Bryanna Schafer, Jean Beery, Dawn Sherwood, Deb Zussman, Ellen Bell, Roni Haggart and Anne Joyner. Committee members Diane Jones and Susan Kreamer were unavailable for the picture.
From the left, locals Kathy Deoudes, Dick and Flora Sossi were again participant sponsors of this year’s Bosom Buddies Ball, at the Chesapeake Beach Club in Stevensville. They were among the 240 paid guests to attend the formal evening event to raise funds for breast cancer early detection and research.
STEVENSVILLE The fifth annual Bosom Buddies Ball Jan, 22 at the Chesapeake Beach Club in Stevensville raised $180,000, up $30,000 from last year, making it one of the largest fundraisers for a particular cause, specifically breast cancer early detection and research, on the Eastern Shore.