Date: April 8, 2014

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email:

Dimensional Health Care Associates Donates $12,000
as Every Step Counts 2014 Premier Event Sponsor 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre proudly announces its Every Step Counts Premier Event Sponsor – Dimensional Health Care Associates. Headed by Denise and Howard Schuffman, Dimensional Health Care will donate $12,000 to benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Every Step Counts event will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Dr. Robert T. Ireland, President and CEO, stated, “We genuinely appreciate the generosity Denise and Howie Schuffman continue to show in support of a great cause and great event.”

Dimensional Health Care Associates (DHCA) of Owings Mills, Maryland provides nurse case management and delegated nursing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. DHCA is a nurse owned/operated company providing services in Maryland for over 21 years. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, DHCA offers ongoing and mandatory (CMT, OSHA, CPR, etc.) training for direct care staff as well as skills necessary to care for individuals. Nutrition services provided by registered dietitians are also available.

Every Step Counts, scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014, is fun for the whole family with a moon bounce, a clown, face painting, music, and complimentary food and beverages. The event also promotes education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community. Every Step Counts will assemble hundreds of walkers and bikers at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, with a goal to raise over $125,000. Ireland commented, “We want Every Step Counts to be a truly big event – a big event in the hearts and homes of people who depend upon Bello Machre.”

Each walker and biker will get people to sponsor their Every Step. Participants raise money by having friends, family, and business associates sponsor them to walk or ride. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. at Anne Arundel Community College. For more information – visit the Bello Machre website or call or email Katie Gusa at 443-702-3024 /

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to enrich the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Many of the people served live in its 54 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.