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Star Charities’ Western Night returns July 9 at Ocean Downs

(June 18, 2015) Ocean Pines-based Star Charities will hold its annual Western Night fundraiser for Parkinson’s research on Thursday, July 9 at the Racetrack Clubhouse at Ocean Downs.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will include a buffet, live harness and simulcast races, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Irv Bromley will emcee and the Frontier Town Dancers will perform. Tickets are $26.
“Star Charities is a nonprofit and we’re all volunteers and our purpose is to help the people who suffer,” organizer Anna Foultz said.
According to the National Parkinson Foundation, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s are diagnosed each year in the United States, making it the 14th leading cause of death in the nation.
Foultz said the disease is prevalent in Ocean Pines.
“We’re trying to get money to support research to try and stop it, because there’s no cure,” she said. “It’s a horrible disease, and the money we raise is going to stay right here in Ocean Pines.”
Star Charities is well known in the community for its fundraising efforts, aiding more than a dozen other local and national organizations and causes, including Alzheimer’s research, the American Cancer Society, the Girl Scouts and Diakonia.  
“It’s a lot of phone calls and a lot of organizing and the girls in my group are so happy to do it because we are doing it to help the people who suffer,” Foultz said. “We keep doing it because it’s something we’re doing from our hearts. We’re happy to do it.”
The nonprofit has also meant a lot to her personally, Foultz said, helping her through a difficult time.
“I don’t have anything else to do, but help the people that live here and who are around me because they were all so kind to me since I lost my husband,” she said. “I needed something like this to keep me going, feeling like I’m doing something worthwhile. And I love the people who support us, and I hope we can sell a lot of tickets and help some people.”
Up next, on Sept. 19, Star Charities will hold its annual drive for wounded soldiers at the Deer Run Golf Course Clubhouse.
For more information, call Foultz at 410-641-7667, or Barbara Mazzel at 410-208-0430.