Rock the Boat

Thank you to everyone who attended Rock the Boat in Annapolis on October 2, 2011!


The final numbers are in, and the event raised over $17,000 for Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM). We couldn’t have done it without the support of our friends in Annapolis; you made the event such a success. Thank you.


Ann Rasenberger, PPM Interim CEO and Marcia Marshall, Rock the Boat Event Committee Member, greeted the crowd aboard the MV Catherine Marie just as we began our cruise from the Annapolis City Dock. 


Alex & Marcia
Rock the Boat Event Committee Members,
Alexandra Fotos & Marcia Marshall

Senator John Astle was gracious enough to address everyone and stressed the importance of the health care that Planned Parenthood provides throughout the Anne Arundel community. Thank you, Senator Astle.

Rock the Boat Event Committee Member, Alexandra Fotos, took to the stage to introduce special musical guest for the evening, Susan Werner.

Susan Werner

 John & Susan
Susan Werner singing background vocals with John taking the lead.
John celebrated his birthday at Rock the Boat with his daughter, Emily.
Happy birthday, John!

Susan had everyone singing their favorite maritime tunes and even managed to convince a few to sing with her. Look at PPM Director of Finance, Dawn Patterson, belting out “The Love Boat!”

Dawn & Susan

We closed the evening with a champagne toast by Alice Chambers, PPM Board & Rock the Boat Event Committee Member, and all of the Rock the Boat Event Committee: Dwight Fortier, Marcia Marshall, Alexandra Fotos, and Everett “Sam” Santos.


 Thank you to our sponsors for making Rock the Boat possible:


Alice Chambers
Dwight & Debra Fortier
Marcia Marshall & Albert Graf
Kitty Stoner

Senator John Astle
Michael Busch, Speaker of the House of Delegates
Cheryl Carter
Alexandra Fotos & Neil Harpe
Ann L. Rasenberger
Barbara & Everett Santos
Ferrier Stillman, Esq.

Women's Health Care Associates, P.A.

And of course, thank you to the event planning committee: Dwight Fortier, Marcia Marshall, Alice Chambers, Alexandra Fotos, and Everett “Sam” Santos. They really know how to throw a fantastic event.


You can view more event photos by visiting us here on Facebook. If you would like to get involved with other PPM events and volunteer opportunities, please email

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