Community Notes

May 21, 2000

Hospital CEO granted humanitarian award

Victor Broccolino, president and CEO of Howard County General Hospital, has been granted the AudreyRobbins Humanitarian Award.

The award, established in 1975 by the Association of Community Services, recognizes human service professionals who display creativity, innovation and commitment to individuals and the larger Howard County community.

Broccolino was honored at a luncheon Wednesday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Fitness group offers osteoporosis program

Synergy: The Future of Fitness for Women, 8815 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia, will present "The Faces and Voices of Osteoporosis" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The fitness organization will hold bone density screenings from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

A representative for Osteoporosis Diagnostic and Monitor Center will be available to answer questions.

Registration is required for both programs.

Information: 410-964-9858.

MADD collecting items for yard sale in fall

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is collecting used items for its Giant Yard Sale in September.

The group is seeking household items, small appliances, furniture, toys, sporting goods and clothing.

Funds will support local programs to combat drunk driving and underage drinking. All donations are tax-deductible.

Information: 410-465-5757.

Lung Association seeks volunteers for race

The American Lung Association is seeking volunteers for its Clean Air Challenge 5K on June 25 at the Marriott International corporate headquarters in Bethesda.

Volunteer opportunities include food setup and cleanup, coordination of the awards ceremony and finish-line management.

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m.

Event proceeds will support the association's asthma education programs.

Information: 301-483-3164or 800-445-6016.

Howard General to present Golf Classic in June

Howard County General Hospital will hold a Benefit Golf Classic for golfers of all abilities June 9 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. Proceeds will benefit the hospital's emergency department expansion and renovation project.

The tournament entry fee is $250.

Information: 410-740-7645.

Grant program offered by Horizon Foundation

The Horizon Foundation, the county's largest philanthropic organization, has announced a new grant-making program: Strategic Initiatives Program.

The grants will address issues identified during the foundation's strategic planning process: substance abuse, older adult health and adolescent health.

Applicants for strategic initiative grants must submit a letter of intent.

If selected, a full proposal will be required.

The deadline is Friday.

Information: 410-884-4063.

Adopt-A-Road program is seeking participants

The Howard County Department of Public Works is seeking individuals, families, groups and businesses to participate in the Adopt-A-Road program.

Groups are expected to adopt a one- to-three-mile section for a minimum of two years, with a major cleanup each spring.

Information: 410-313-7450.

Arthritis Foundation seeks donations of used vehicles

The Arthritis Foundation is seeking unwanted cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and boats.

The foundation will transfer the title and provide free pickup of the vehicle. The donation is tax-deductible.

Information: 877-CURE-4-AF.

Pro bono organization seeks awards candidates

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland is seeking nominations for its 2000 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards.

The awards honor those who have made a significant contribution to the delivery of pro bono or free, civil legal services to Maryland's poor.

Nominations should state the contribution made by the nominee and detail why the nominee should be recognized.

Information: 800-492-1964.

Program seeks nominees for volunteer awards

The Maryland You Are Beautiful program is seeking nominations for Maryland's Most Beautiful People volunteer awards.

Nomination forms are available at many public buildings or by contacting the program.

The deadline is Aug. 11.

Information: 410-767-6332.

Trauma center seeks volunteers for hot line

The Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center is seeking volunteers for its 24-hour hot line.

Volunteers will provide hospital accompaniment and crisis counseling for victims of sexual trauma and child abuse.RAWNAME:z1293541_23-53-39.txt

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