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Georgetown University Hospital Honors JUST TRYAN IT with 2012 “Flame of Hope” Award

Georgetown University Hospital Honors JUST TRYAN IT with 2012 “Flame of Hope” Award

The following information was sent to us by Stacy Prince:

Georgetown University Hospital is recognizing local non-profit, JUST TRYAN IT (JTI), with the 2012 “Flame of Hope” award for its efforts in helping children and families battling childhood cancer. This is the first time the award will be presented to an organization.

The Flame of Hope award will be presented at the 13th annual Georgetown Pediatrics Gala on April 14, 2012. Past recipients of the award have included Former First Lady Laura Bush, actor Paul Michael Glaser, former Second Lady Tipper Gore, former Washington Redskins player and NFL Hall of Fame member Darrell Green, NBC4 news anchor Barbara Harrison, and children’s health advocate Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Leggett Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Tennis Center

Leggett Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Tennis Center

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Montgomery TennisPlex facility located at 18010 Central Park Circle. Leggett will join Montgomery County Planning Board Director Francoise Carrier and Montgomery Parks Director Mary Bradford, as well as Montgomery TennisPlex Founder and Hall of Fame Coach Jack Schore and World Team Tennis Champion and Washington Kastles Owner Mark Ein.

 

The First Annual "Montgomery Serves Awards"

 The First Annual "Montgomery Serves Awards"

 

The following information was sent to us by Donna Bigler:

Donations Needed for Children in Smart Sack Program

Donations Needed for Children in Smart Sack Program

Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County serving over 175,000 individuals throughout the course of the year.

In 2005, this non-profit partnered with local businesses and organizations to begin a food program combating childhood hunger in elementary schools. Through this program, Manna Food Center provides 1900 students with backpacks full of kid-friendly food every Friday, solely off donations, to make sure they have nutritious food over the weekend when subsidized food is not an option.

“We have 53 schools we partner with to make sure 1900 students have access to nutritional meals every weekend. There’s a need on a larger level to help, but unfortunately funds and food don’t go that far. This year we were able to add 600 students in three schools to our program. This is great progress, but the need for healthy meals in our community is far greater,” explained Manna Food Center’s Executive Director, Kim Damion.

Learn About Science at Annual Expo

Learn About Science at Annual Expo

The following information was sent to us by Marylou Berg:

Rockville Science Day will offer the opportunity to launch rockets, program robotics, meet reptiles and conduct experiments as part of the 23rd annual event Sunday, April 15, from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will be held at Montgomery College- Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St. Parking and admission are free.

 

More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand at this year's Rockville Science Day to help families enjoy a day of learning and fun. Through hands-on activities participants can learn about the environment, alternative energy, space exploration and biotechnology.

 

Learn About Science at Annual Expo

Learn About Science at Annual Expo

The following information was sent to us by Marylou Berg:

Rockville Science Day will offer the opportunity to launch rockets, program robotics, meet reptiles and conduct experiments as part of the 23rd annual event Sunday, April 15, from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will be held at Montgomery College- Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St. Parking and admission are free.

 

More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand at this year's Rockville Science Day to help families enjoy a day of learning and fun. Through hands-on activities participants can learn about the environment, alternative energy, space exploration and biotechnology.