A standing ovation marked the end of a beautiful evening! On June 18, 2018, Mamma Lucia restaurant hosted the CalvertHealth Foundation Spotlight Series to support the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Diners were entertained by professional vocalists who generously donated their time to perform “From Broadway with Love.” Foundation board member Ramona Crowely-Goldberg also gave her time to put together and direct the show, which raised more than $3500 to go towards the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care at CalvertHealth.

Patrons attend the musical series for variety of reasons; the most prevalent being support of the Sheldon E. Goldberg Breast Care Center and to experience wonderful entertainment right here in Calvert County. One diner commented, “It’s a good cause with wonderful food and a great performance right here in our community. What more can you ask for?” A cancer survivor said, “I heard that these musical shows are spectacular. I’m a two-time cancer survivor, and I’m 88 years old.  Dr. Goldberg was my doctor. He performed my first surgery. I lost a son last year to cancer and I want to support others.” Another was overheard saying, “I love that song!” when ‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom of the Opera was requested by a gentleman as a dedication to his wife as they celebrated 25 years of marriage.

Director Ramona Crowley-Goldberg remarked, “This is a way to celebrate my late husband’s good work and to embrace my first love, music, and to support the Breast Center. I am honored to work with such fine musicians. Each of them could not be more gracious and selfless in the giving of their time and talents, quite simply, for the benefit of others, and most especially those with breast cancer.”

From Broadway with Love performers (front row, left to right) Robert Flora, Gracie Knudson and Bill Resnick (back row, left to right) Emily Bowen Mudd, Carla Rountree and Demetri Bedel.

Proceeds from the Spotlight Music Series help to provide support for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care.  The first of its kind in Southern Maryland, The Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care gives local women access to an experienced team of breast health experts and the most sophisticated technology available today. In one comfortable and convenient location, our experts provide comprehensive and coordinated care-from outreach and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The dedicated space to see and treat patients makes it easy for physicians involved in the management of breast disease (general and plastic surgeons, radiologists and pathologists as well as medical and radiation oncologists) to consult with each other about a patient’s treatment.

The show was dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Sheldon Goldberg who helped to establish the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care, and the late Robin Henshaw who was the creator of the series after Dr. Goldberg’s death in 2011. The performance was also in tribute of the late Pastor Vic Simpson of Emmanuel Church in Huntingtown who was to be part of the cast as narrator. His untimely death created a void that was filled by Dr. Mile Mote, former Principal of Mt. Harmony Elementary, who stepped in as Pastor Vic’s voice.

About CalvertHealth
CalvertHealth is a private, not-for-profit, community health system. Founded in 1919, CalvertHealth has been taking care of Southern Maryland families for nearly a century. In addition to the medical center campus, medical office buildings in Dunkirk, Twin Beaches, Prince Frederick, Lusby and Solomons ensure that quality care is no more than 15 minutes from anywhere in Calvert County. CalvertHealth’s trusted team provides residents with safe, high quality health care and promotes wellness for a healthy community – all while making a difference in every life we touch.