Date: June 2, 2015

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development

Bello Machre Announces County Executive Steve Schuh as
Honorary Chair of its Signature Event – Every Step Counts

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre proudly announces that County Executive Steve Schuh will be the Honorary Chair at its Signature Event – Every Step Counts 2015. With the addition of the new 5K Run to its ever popular Every Step Counts walk / bike fundraiser, Bello Machre is thrilled that County Executive Schuh will attend and present the 5K awards and prizes.

The Every Step Counts event will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. The event will benefit people with developmental disabilities whom Bello Machre serves. Dr. Robert T. Ireland, President and CEO, stated, “The Bello Machre Every Step Counts family fun event is honored to have County Executive Schuh as its Honorary Chair. He has been a champion for people with developmental disabilities in our community and very supportive of the work at Bello Machre.”

The event will assemble more than 400 people on the Anne Arundel Community College Campus with a goal to raise over $150,000. We are looking for runners, walkers, and bikers to participate in this great event. This family-fun event will feature a moon bounce, face painting, music, raffles, prizes, and complimentary food and beverages. The event also promotes education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community.

We encourage each walker, biker, and runner to get people to sponsor their Every Step. Participants raise money by having friends, family, and business associates sponsor them to walk, bike, or run. The schedule is as follows: 8:30am – registration / breakfast, 9:15am – welcome and warm up, 9:30am – starts the 5K, 9:45am – starts the walk / bike, and 11:00am – awards and prizes. For more information – visit the Bello Machre website events page or call or email Andrew Schuerholz at 443-702-3024 / .

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. We are a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. Our commitment is to provide loving care, guidance, and opportunity – a lifetime of care. Many of the people we serve live in our 56 community homes located throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Bello Machre also provides help and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy and adaptive equipment. Trained and caring staff also provides residential respite care, during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day – seven days a week. Bello Machre is there to help with whatever is needed, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.