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Hospice Cup Announces Artist Selection

Feb 24, 2012 10:25PM ● By Anonymous
The event will take place Saturday, September 22, 2012 on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.

Community members selected Leonard’s painting during a reception at The Circle Gallery in Annapolis on Feb. 10.  Leonard, an Annapolis native, is a full-time artist who also teaches art classes to adults and children at Studio 7.  Her artwork is recognizable for distinctive use of textures, colors and patterns. When she is not painting, Leonard cooks for sailing teams as a part-time chef.

“My mother was cared for by hospice so I feel especially proud to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser. Hospice really helped my family so contributing this painting is my way of giving back,” says Leonard. The limited edition autographed artwork will be available for $35 at various Hospice Cup, Inc. events or by emailing

Entering its 31st year of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to date to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.

About Hospice Cup

Hospice Cup funds help to pay expenses not covered by Medicare or private insurance. They enable hospices to provide skilled compassionate care, comfort and dignity to the terminally ill, their families and friends, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice enables patients to carry on alert, pain-controlled lives so their last days may be spent in comfort, at home or in home-like settings. Hospice care concentrates on care, not cure. Bereavement counseling and support groups are part of hospice services after the loss of a loved one.

The 2012 participating nonprofit hospices include: Hospice of the Chesapeake, Capital Hospice and Montgomery Hospice.

The annual Hospice Cup regatta is organized by the all-volunteer Hospice Cup, Inc. (HCI) Board of Directors, an Executive Director, participating area hospices and hundreds of volunteers. The race is managed by Shearwater Sailing Club and assisted by Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station.

The Hospice Cup race is sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) and counts for CBYRA season-long High Point competition. Hospice Cup, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for the purposes of conducting a benefit yacht race and related events. Hospice Cup, Inc. is also a proud member of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance.

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