The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation’s 18th annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta raised more than $125,000 in June. The Senator Bob Hooper House is an eight-bed assisted living facility in a home-like setting specializing in hospice care, and the first of its kind in Harford County, located in Forrest Hill.
“Our mission at the Senator Bob Hooper House is never to turn anyone away due to their inability to pay, which is why the success of the Regatta is so important,” says Cindy Hooper Hushon, chairperson of the House, named in memory of her father. “Just this past April, 72 percent of our residents were on charity care, the highest level to date. Thanks to our Regatta sponsors, we will be able to provide more than 500 nights of care to our residents in need.”
The Regatta was held at Concord Point Lighthouse and featured sailboats from the Havre de Grace Yacht Club, competing for the Regatta Cup. The winner was Chuck Sheets and his crew aboard Bad Habit. They also won the Regatta Cup in 2015.
The Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta is one of many hospice regattas held annually around the United States and is part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance. The 2018 Regatta will be held June 16.