Community Involvement

Party for a Cure Co-Founder



For the last 8 years, MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) has hosted Party For A Cure, an event initially co-founded by Karen Barbour & Lee Gaines of Gaines & Company, Inc. MDA of MD is no longer hosting the event as Party For A Cure ( has established itself as a separate entity in order to use proceeds to support more than just research and MDA's Summer Camp. We want our proceeds to help the ALS Association of MD, too, as well as support the kids and their families by funding repairs or purchases of medical equipment and making their homes handicap accessible. We hope to receive our non-profit status in 2017. Until then, PFAC's annual event for 2017 is hosted by International Care, a Maryland charitable organization that helps vulnerable children (
In 2016, we raised $160,000 and over $650,000 to date!

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