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Speaking at Rotary... Penn State neuroscientist: More study needed on concussions in sports

From Pennline.com...  HARRISBURG — More than 100 million people watched two professional sports teams throw themselves at each other with bone-crushing force. 

And after several hours of dramatic game play Sunday night, the Baltimore Ravens lifted the Lombardi Trophy as the winners of Super Bowl 47.

But away from the field, the National Football League has found itself in the midst of a raging debate over the long-term health effects of concussions. The debate has far ranging implications — not just for the NFL — but for sports, in general.

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Funding Available through YCDT

Dear Friends, 

Students in the Youth Community Development Team Class of 2013 will make a grant award to one non profit organization in Harrisburg for programs and services that address BASIC NEEDS for families.  Please share the Request for Proposal with local groups that may qualify for this one time grant award of $5,000.   The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.  

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Rotarians Support 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect in Harrisburg

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The Rotary Club of Harrisburg participated in the 3rd annual Harrisburg-area Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show building on Friday, September 28, 2012. This special day, which brings necessary services directly to homeless people in the city, was planned and coordinated by the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH) and supported by many Harrisburg-based organizations including Highmark, the United Way of the Capital Region, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, and Lamar Advertising.

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“Every Sip Counts” Rotary Club of Harrisburg Clean Water Involvement

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Today, 1.1 billion people—nearly 20 percent of the world population—lack access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities. Lack of safe water and adequate sanitation exacerbates the spread of preventable waterborne illnesses that result in the death of about 6,000 people every day, the majority of whom are children. Moreover, these circumstances are leading contributors to worldwide poverty and social instability.

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