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I am an ophthalmologist with offices in Easton and Cambridge, MD.  Having grown up in central PA, I am a graduate of Dartmouth College, where I received a B.A. in Engineering and a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering.   After working as a consulting engineer, I attended Temple University School of Medicine.  Following medical internship at Lankenau Hospital, I completed my residency training at Wills Eye Hospital, one of the top two clinical ophthalmology programs in the country.

    Tom Kirchhoff, my best life-long friend, was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2010.  It would be impossible to describe Tom in a paragraph, so I will not even try.  The best times of my life were spent with TK skiing out west, golfing anywhere, and sitting together watching the British Open.  We made each other giggle.   I am thankful that a few of my local friends met him before he passed away on March 10th, 2015.

    It is impossible to make large charitable contributions to every non-profit.  Since Tom’s diagnosis, my family has made significant contributions to ALS research, at the expense of other worthy charities.  Over the last 6 months of Tom’s battle, their local hospice became increasingly involved.  Even for Tom, who had an unbelievable team of family and friends supporting him, hospice was a necessary resource.

    I have included 3 photos.  2 of a champion, and 1 of a chubby physician in a dress.  I am hoping that this public display of silliness will not ruin my career, but I know that Tom will be grinning when he sees how hot I look on the “drag day.”  Please throw some money my way so that no one in need ever goes without this necessary resource.  

IMPORTANT:
  • Donate $1000 (or more) and you can wax my chest, ala “40 YO VIRGIN.”
  • I have an anonymous donor who will match up to $15,000.
  • If I reach $30,000 (including the match), I will sing “I Feel Pretty” in front of the crowd.
  • IF ANYONE HAS SIZE 13 BLACK PUMPS, MAY I BORROW THEM?

GET READY......
for some fun on Sunday August 30 when Harrison Street turns into a race track for some of the area’s well known men.  These good natured guys are going to be looking “uptown” as they put on a pair of ladies high heels and race through “downtown” Easton!  It is all in good fun and being done to raise monies for the Friends of Hospice as a precursor event for the Festival of Trees event held annually in November. 

JOIN IN THE FUN......
Support your favorite runner by clicking on the name or team. Choose a donation amount. You can support as many runners as you like, no limits.

Come down on Race Day for all of the festivities. More information to come soon!

The runners will be strutting their stuff before the race. You can continue to add to their coffers until the time of the race. Remember, ALL proceeds benefit The Talbot Hospice Foundation! Be there early as it promises to be a packed event. Can't be at the race?  Donate to your favorite dragger now.



To learn more about The Festival of Trees and the work of the Talbot Hospice Foundation, be sure and check out the Festival Of Trees website!



Derrick Shindler
87% OF GOAL ACHIEVED
$26,017.53
$30,000.00
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"A Friend" $15,389.77
Staci Kirchhoff $1,400.00
charm city concierge $1,081.08
Nicholas Pefkaros (The Eye Clinic) $1,081.08
Robert Shindler,MD $1,000.00
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