McCready associates step up to support cancer research
"Dishing Up Maryland," features recipes from across the state and includes one for a traditional Smith Island cake Susan Evans follows.
Evans works in McCready's Human Resources office - and operates a bed-and-breakfast inn on Smith Island, where the book's author discovered her hostess' talent for baking
version of the official state dessert.
About the time the cookbook came out, McCready surgeon Sidney Barnes began raising money to participate in a "Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure" event where he plans to walk 60 miles.
The Komen organization focuses on fund-raising for breast cancer research, a subject close to Barnes' heart and other members of his family.
Susan graciously agreed to help Dr. Barnes raise money for that cause by sponsoring a book sale. Because she is profiled in the book, she was allowed to make a bulk purchase at a discount.
She volunteered to convert a portion of the sales into a contribution to Barnes, who along with his two sisters, have set a goal of raising $8,700.
"It was a great idea. I'm glad we did it. It was for a good cause," said Susan, who had an aunt succumb to breast cancer. "Hopefully, some day they'll find a cure."
"I was very touched by Susan's decision to help support my family's cause with her book sale," Barnes said.
"When I found out how much she was contributing, I was awestruck," he added. "Words can't describe my gratitude by Susan's generosity. I feel blessed."