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Fort Washington Medical Center Collaborates with State and local Partners to Bring Awareness to Health Disparities in Maryland


FORT WASHINGTON, MD – (October 20, 2016) — Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) would like to thank its honorary committee members for their dedicated support as they honor leaders from Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland for their trailblazing work in advancing the health and vitality of its residents at their inaugural gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

“We are incredibly grateful to the team of partners and committee members who have come alongside us to work to bring awareness and change to the health disparities within Prince George’s County,” said Interim FWMC President and CEO Reginald A. Jones. “By joining us to bring attention to not only the issues, but the people and organizations championing for change within our state, we know that we are well on our way to creating a healthier community.”

The honorary committee is co-chaired by U.S. Senator, Benjamin Cardin, U.S. Congressman, Steny Hoyer and Nexus Health Board of Trustees Board Chair, Yvonne Magee, Ph.D.

Honorary Committee Members Include:

Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County States Attorney
Erek L. Barron, Maryland State Delegate

Andrea Harrison, Prince George’s County Council Member

Donna F. Edwards, U.S. Congresswoman

Betty Hager Francis, Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education

Michael A. Jackson, Maryland State Delegate

Cathy Neuman, President, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland

Elizabeth G. Proctor, Maryland State Delegate

Deni Taveras, Prince George’s City Council Member

Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Senior Director, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Karen R. Toles, Prince George’s County Council Member

Jay Walker, Maryland State Delegate

With the theme “All Hands on Deck: Collaborating for a Healthier Community,” the black-tie gala will celebrate the outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication of health professionals, community and civic leaders, politicians and various organizations throughout the state while also bringing attention to various health disparities in Maryland. The event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center located at 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM in the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom..

Honorees will include:Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and Prince George’s County Councilman Obie Patterson.

More information about this year’s honorees, as well as ticket and event information for the gala can be found at Organizations and companies who share a commitment to addressing health and wellness in Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland may contact Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey at regarding partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

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