(February 21, 2023) Rally Against Parkinson’s- Harford Inc (RAP) recently held its annual bull roast at Richlin Ballroom. RAP took 400 supporters to Vegas Baby! in a night full of fun and entertainment that helped raise over $26,000 for the all-volunteer-run organization. Kristy Breslin of WJZ-TV served as the MC of the sold-out event with Rich Bennett of the popular podcast series, Conversations with Rich Bennett, serving as the DJ. A strolling magician, Lowell Sheets, dazzled guests with card tricks sponsored by local HVAC service provider HGH Mechanical. There were 70 silent auction items and over 30 raffle baskets provided by individuals and local businesses from the area. A diamond necklace donated by Ramona Coleman of R.C. Trading highlighted a raffle where 50 participants walked away with a hand-painted flute of champagne, and one lucky winner took the diamond prize home. Photography during the evening was provided by the local talent Megan Miller of M.N. Miller Photography.

The board members of RAP spent several months preparing for the event, working together to make the evening fun for all attending and a successful fundraiser for the non-profit. Jim Hampshire is the newly elected President of RAP. “The monies raised at events like the Vegas Baby Bull and Oyster Roast go to providing the Rock Steady Boxing program, free of charge, to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as helping us move forward in our future outreach program. As we strive to grow our outreach to more of the underserved population, the continued support of our community partners is essential.”

Photo Credit: Megan Miller, M.N. Miller Photography