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Howard County Event Raises $3,000 for Domestic Violence Prevention

A 7K run has raised money for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

Dario Broccolino (right) presents donation to Tovah Kasdin (center), president of Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Kim Oldham (left) is deputy state's attorney for Howard County. Credit: Maryland State's Attorneys' Assocation
Dario Broccolino (right) presents donation to Tovah Kasdin (center), president of Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Kim Oldham (left) is deputy state's attorney for Howard County. Credit: Maryland State's Attorneys' Assocation
A 7K run that was the first of its kind in Howard County has raised several thousand dollars for efforts to prevent domestic violence.

The Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association on Monday donated $3,000 to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

The amount was raised from a 7K Run to Remember held in Howard County’s Centennial Park as part of Maryland’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April. Organizers said 200 runners participated in the event.

Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino, the immediate past president of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association, declared the race to be a milestone in public support for crime victims, according to a news release.

According to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence’s mission statement, the organization is the state domestic violence coalition that brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals for the common purpose of reducing intimate partner and family violence and its harmful effects on citizens.

“The work to end domestic violence requires the efforts of diverse organizations and allies,” said Tovah Kasdin, president of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. “That is why we are proud of our collaboration with the state’s attorneys’ association to support our work on behalf of victims.”

Race organizers are already working to plan the second annual 7K Run to Remember scheduled for April 2015.


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