Race Across Howard County to Benefit Howard County General Hospital


Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital, will hold Race Across Howard County, a virtual race beginning on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Dec. 15 where participants run or walk on their own, submit race times and collect donations supporting Howard County General Hospital’s new Nursing Excellence Fund.

“Get active this winter and support Howard County General Hospital,” said Jennifer Smith, vice president of Howard Hospital Foundation. “Our nurses need your support now more than ever, as we serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Help the hospital’s 800 nurses deliver exceptional patient and family-centered care.”

Registrations, donations and sponsorships for Race Across Howard County benefit the hospital’s Nursing Excellence Fund which supports continuing education and training for nurses, resources to promote their resilience and wellness and tools to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Howard County General Hospital patients.

Race options include a 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half-marathon, 3.1-mile 5K or 1-mile fun run or walk, which participants can complete at their own pace anywhere indoors or outdoors. Race registration costs $25, except for the fun run which costs $10, and includes virtual yoga, a virtual bib and optional shirts.

To register, donate or sponsor Race Across Howard County, visit bit.ly/HCGH_Race.

Howard Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Through the generosity of many donors, the foundation helps Howard County General Hospital respond to the health care needs of the growing community, fostering world-class medical care and wellness services in a convenient, local setting.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 225 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of more than 1,100 physicians and allied health professionals, representing nearly 100 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,850 individuals and over 330 volunteers. (HCGH.org)

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