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Benefit concert in OP raises $4,750 for Coastal Hospice

(Feb 19, 2015) A benefit concert for Coastal Hospice on Dec. 23 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club given by former American Idol contestant Jimmy Charles, raised $4,750 for the nonprofit organization.
Charles, who currently is a musician in Nashville, chose Coastal Hospice for the benefit because it was the organization that cared for his grandmother. The musician grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Towson University.
Several attendees at the concert shared their stories of how Coastal Hospice supported them during their time of need.  
“It was healing. It was a time to give back,” Charles said. “We thank Coastal Hospice for all they do and all the care they give.”
Many local businesses contributed to the silent auction, including Tony’s Pizza, Park Place Jewelers, A Perfect Face Day Spa, Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse, Greene Turtle Restaurant, Ocean Pines Farmer’s Market, Avon, Blue Ox Bar and Grill, Backshore Brewing Company, Beach Music, Wockenfuss and Seacrets.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization on the Lower Shore of Maryland that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions.