Members of the 2018 Dimensional Health Team at Every Step Counts


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND – Bello Machre proudly announces its Every Step Counts Presenting Event Sponsor – Dimensional Health Care Associates. Headed by Denise and Howard Schuffman, Dimensional Health Care will generously donate $20,000 to benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities in Maryland. Every Step Counts will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

Dr. Robert Ireland, President and CEO, stated, “We sincerely appreciate Denise and Howie Schuffman’s generosity. We are grateful they continue to support Bello Machre’s mission and our exciting Every Step Counts event.”

Registration is now open for Bello Machre’s 28th Annual Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run. Every Step Counts will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. and the event concludes at 12:00 noon. This event is fun for the whole family and will feature a moon bounce, face painting, children’s games and prizes, great food, and music. The event is designed to promote education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community.

Denise and Howard Schuffman share, “Bello Machre is a truly amazing organization providing exceptional loving care to the people they support.”

The walk (1-mile), bike (5 miles), and 5K run course begins and ends at the Anne Arundel Community College and is suited for all ages. The 5K Run is a professionally timed event for each registered 5K participant – whether you walk or run. Awards will be presented to the fastest three times for both men and women, as well as in nine age groups. All participants under the age of 10 will receive a participation medal.

“We are so happy Every Step Counts is an annual tradition for so many people,” said Tracy Lynott, Development Director of Bello Machre. “Whether someone chooses to walk, bike, run, or volunteer, their support changes the lives of people with developmental disabilities.”

Individuals and teams are encouraged to raise money for Bello Machre or make a pledge to a specific person or Bello Machre home, with half of the money raised going directly back in the form of services. This is a huge help to families and individuals in the Bello Machre community. Walkers, bikers, and runners are encouraged to set up a personalized pledge page by texting ESC to 71777 to sign up and/or donate.

To register, pledge money or volunteer, please contact Jenna Fisher To volunteer, please contact Michele Marshall and to become a sponsor, please contact Tracy Lynott

About Dimensional Health Care Associates

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 19 years. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, DHCA offers on-going and mandatory (CMT, OSHA, CPR etc.) training for direct care staff as well as skills necessary to care for individuals.

About Bello Machre

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, MD, that provides a lifetime of loving care, beautiful wheelchair-accessible homes, and in-home support to people with developmental disabilities. Many of the people supported live in its 60 community homes located throughout Central Maryland. Bello Machre also provides personalized care and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Hertha and Jesse Adams Ray of Hope Programoffers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and adaptive equipment. The Bello Machre Meaningful Day Program provides vocational and community- based adult day services, supported employment, and/or recreational, education, and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Trained and caring staff 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 what is needed, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.