Mar 26 2014

Building a BASE for a Healthier Community

Did you know that more than one million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer each year?  That half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes?  It’s a battle.  A battle best fought with love, support, care and of course best-in-class treatment

Five months ago, the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center opened its doors in Bel Air, Maryland changing the lives of cancer patients and loved ones throughout Harford County.  In a given year, a cancer patient will attend over 100 appointments.  Previously, with the closest specialty center in downtown Baltimore, county residents would travel an hour or more each way to receive care.  Let’s think about how that adds up, 2 hours x 100 visits = 200 hours.  That’s over eight days of time spent traveling to receive proper care. 

The Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center offers a local alternative for all aspects of care.  The center is dedicated to helping those who face cancer. They support research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.  They help patients and their families get through the experience and beyond to survivorship. 

On January 1, 2014 Spartan Surfaces launched N+, a new line of wall base, treads and rubber tiles all manufactured in the USA.  In conjunction with this product launch, Spartan kicked off a campaign to support the ongoing efforts of the Cancer Center.  5% of every single linear foot of N+ base sold, will be donated to the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. 

“Base is a commodity.  That’s why we selected it for the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center donation.  It’s installed in almost all commercial spaces adding up to countless linear feet.  We want our sales and associated contribution to make an impact.”  Said Kevin Jablon, founder of Spartan Surfaces. 

When Spartan Surfaces owner, Kevin Jablon, opened the doors to his new business, his primary focus was people.  Customers, employees, manufacturers and of course providing for his growing family. 

In a world where many of us spend the majority of our waking hours working, Kevin and Spartan have always focused on the importance of giving back.  “We work hard to provide for our families, to give back to our local communities and to feel good about what we have achieved at the end of each day.” Said Kevin.

Spartan Surfaces was founded in Harford County and will always consider this our home.  Each and every one of us is proud to be supporting the health of the community through our contributions to The Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. 

“The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation is grateful for Spartan Surfaces’ commitment to support the health of Harford County residents.  Their generosity will go a long way in continuing to provide award winning care for patients and their loved ones.” Said Ken Ferrara, Vice President and Executive Director at Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Harford County is home to students, growing families, business men, business women and retirees, all of which deserve state of the art care.  Spartan Surfaces is thankful to have the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation close to home.  

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center:
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About N+
N+ brings you base, treads and tile all 100% manufactured in the U, S of A!  But wait, it gets even better.  N+ also helps you give back in the midst of everyday life. For every single linear foot of base sold, Spartan is donating 5% to the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air, MD.  Hope, healing, and a new destination for cancer care, close to home.

About University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
For the past century, Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) has offered the residents of northeastern Maryland an unparalleled combination of award-winning clinical expertise, leading-edge technology, and an exceptional patient experience. Our vision is to become the preferred, integrated health care system creating the healthiest community in Maryland. UCH partnered with the University of Maryland Medical System in July 2009 in order to continue its commitment to provide this growing community with expanded clinical services such as oncology, heart and vascular, orthopedics and women and children programs as well as improvements in facilities, and specialist physician recruitment.

About University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System currently includes 12 hospitals across Maryland, plus the freestanding University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, and the University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. UMMS also operates Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as a joint venture with Johns Hopkins. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the academic flagship medical center for the system and serves as a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, complex pregnancies and fetal medicine, and has one of the largest organ transplant programs on the east coast. UMMS operates 2,430 licensed beds in Maryland. For more information go to