Summer-Long Raffle To Benefit New Hospice Facility

BERLIN – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is selling chance tickets for three Yeti coolers to benefit the campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.

Tickets are $10 each or six for $50. The Yeti coolers vary in size.

Tickets are available daily at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Ocean Pines and West Ocean City; Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury and 120th Street in Ocean City; Condominium Realty in Ocean City; ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury; Long & Foster Real Estate in Salisbury and Ocean City; Shamrock Realty Group in Ocean Pines; and the Coastal Association of REALTORS® office in Berlin.

In addition, tickets will be sold at several events through the summer, including the Tuna Tournament at the Ocean City Fishing Center, July 7, and the White Marlin Open, Harbour Island, Aug. 6-7

Tickets will also be sold at the following local businesses on these dates: Reel Inn Restaurant & Dock Bar, Ocean City, Aug. 13-14, and M.R. Ducks, Ocean City, July 7, Aug. 6-7, Aug. 13-14 and Sept. 2-4.

The drawings will be held on Labor Day at 7 p.m. at M.R. Ducks.

Hospice patients most often choose to remain at home. However, a growing number find that at the end of life they are unable to manage alone or need more support than a frail spouse can provide. Suddenly, home is no longer the safest place to receive hospice care. A study commissioned by the Coastal Hospice board confirms an unmet need for an additional hospice residence on the Lower Shore of Maryland.

Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will be located at The Point in Ocean Pines and will care for at least 100 patients per year. In addition, the facility will host four community outreach programs: Palliative Care, or treatment for physical, emotional, and spiritual pain; Bereavement Support, or group and individual counseling; Community Education, or healthy living and caregiver support; and Volunteer Services. The cost to build the facility – from permits and land purchase through to medical equipment, furnishings, and landscaping – is $5 million.

“Absolutely everyone is touched by hospice at some point in their lives, whether they are a patient or the family member of a patient,” said Linda Moran, president of CAR. “Just as real estate professionals help their clients feel at home, Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will do the same for its patients. We are proud to support this campaign.”