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After spending the first 15 years of his life in New York, Ken’s family moved to “the Shore” in 1981.  He is married to Leslie (24 years), and they have two daughters, Sarah and McKenna, both graduates of Saints Peter and Paul Elementary and High School.  They have been residents of Talbot County for 18 years.


“Although I have completed a marathon, triathlons, and 100 mile cycling events, I can’t say I have ever run a race in high heels.  I will admit, however, to placing 2nd in a women’s lingerie competition aboard a cruise ship long ago (after being “overserved” by an irresponsible cruise ship bartender).   I look forward to this second opportunity to compete in women’s clothes because my wife and I feel strongly about Talbot Hospice, and, well, because I’m 5’8” – I could use the heels.   We were already supporters, through the Festival of Trees events, before Leslie’s father and both of my parents passed gracefully from this life, with dignity - thanks to Hospice organizations.  We were so grateful for the tremendous benefits of Hospice, and we know that here, in Talbot, we are blessed with a truly outstanding Hospice facility, volunteers and staff.  The least I can do for this worthy cause is put on some pretty shoes and run down Harrison Street.”


Ken is the Senior Managing Director of Heritage Equity Partners, where he has brokered sale and financing transactions for hundreds of companies throughout the country. He is also part owner of Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals, an Easton-based vacation rental business.


Ken has had the pleasure of serving in leadership roles for numerous charitable organizations:

YMCA of the Chesapeake – Board Chair;  American Diabetes Association – Chairperson/Co-Founder of the Chesapeake Tour de Cure;  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Tour de Talbot - Co-Founder;  Next 50 Years Foundation / F.A.C.E.S. – Board Member;  Easton Little League - Board Member and Softball Coach; Midshore Literacy Council -Board Member; YMCA and SSPP - Basketball Coach.


Please help - support me and the good works of Talbot Hospice by making a tax deductible gift while rooting me on to victory at the Drag Race.  Thanks!


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. 

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!

Ken Mann
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