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Local women honored by American Lung Association

November 14, 2004

TIMONIUM, Md. - Hagerstown residents Patsy Campbell and Jane Barvir recently were named winners of the American Lung Association of Maryland's Community Service Award.

Campbell and Barvir were honored for their efforts to help teens choose a tobacco-free lifestyle.

Campbell and Barvir stepped in to continue the facilitation of a teen anti-smoking coalition, TRASH (Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits). The coalition is part of a statewide effort of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle among teens.

When they heard that the Washington County TRASH coalition was without a facilitator, Campbell and Barvir took over the role, encouraging students to continue their work doing peer presentations to elementary school-aged children about the hazards of smoking, and developing awareness campaigns to educate the entire community.

"The American Lung Association of Maryland depends on volunteers to help in its work to prevent lung disease and promote lung health," said Jan Williams, past chair for the American Lung Association of Maryland. "Patsy and Jane are the perfect role model for other volunteers; they recognized a need and they gave generously of their own time and effort to see that the job got done."

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Community Service Awards are given to individuals or organizations who have contributed a significant number of hours and/or have made an outstanding contribution toward either raising the visibility of the Lung Association or which enables the Lung Association to provide a service it might otherwise have been unable to provide in its fight against lung disease.

Campbell and Barvir received their award at the Lung Association's annual Donor Recognition and Service Awards ceremony on Oct. 5 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center in Howard County.

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