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Media Advisory: Comptroller Franchot to Present 2014 Schaefer Award in Garrett; Champion

by: Comptroller Franchot’s Announcements Aug 19, 2014

Comptroller Franchot will present a 2014 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to honoree Sandy Bell, who founded an organization called Cindy’s Fund. The fund was named after her twin sister, Cindy Kutchman, who died of ovarian cancer in 2003. The organization helps Garrett County cancer patients and their families who can’t afford proper care and also covers expenses such as gas cards, hotel stays and medical/nutritional supplies.

At noon, the Comptroller will join local elected, business and tourism officials at the Lakeside Creamery to promote “Let Summer Be Summer,” a campaign to start schools after Labor Day with a goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on a petition to present to the Maryland General Assembly when it reconvenes in January. In late May, a governor’s task force recommended to delay opening the state’s public schools until after Labor Day – a proposal that seeks to extend summer vacation for a week or more in many areas. The state task force met for nearly a year and voted 11 to 4 to embrace a later start date statewide.

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