Nearly a dozen area restaurants held fundraisers to benefit the Hospice of the Chesapeake in November. Collectively, they raised $10,000 to support the organization, a nonprofit agency that provides care to sick and terminal patients. The care is provided either in-home or in a clinical setting. They also provide bereavement support and other services.
Hospice personnel includes doctors, nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, grief counselors, chaplains and specially-trained volunteers.
Throughout the year, Hospice hosts various fundraisers to offset the costs to patients and families. Because November was National Hospice Month, restaurants selected a day last month to donate a portion of their proceeds to help the mission of Hospice of the Chesapeake.
The restaurant nights also raised awareness about the work of hospice, which operates in both Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.
The restaurants that participated include:
- The Steakhouse, Edgewater
- Greene Turtle, Edgewater
- Brio Tuscan Grille, Annapolis
- Café Mezzanotte; Severna Park
- California Pizza Kitchen, Annapolis
- The Original Ledo Restaurant; College Park
- Main Ingredient Café, Annapolis
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Annapolis
- Outback Steakhouse, Bowie
- Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, Pasadena
- Zoe's Kitchen, Annapolis
"We are overwhelmed by the direct generosity and spirit of giving that these restaurant owners, managers and servers have displayed during National Hospice Month,” Hospice of the Chesapeake president and CEO Michael S. McHale said in a press release.