Over 1,600 Cherry Trees…
…have been planted across Howard County, Maryland to beautify and beckon people to visit each Spring. The beauty however of BLOSSOMS OF HOPE goes far beyond the trees’ annual display of color.
The project is helping to bring hope to individuals and families within our community who are coping with cancer through its contributions to Howard County General Hospital’s CLAUDIA MAYER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER. Thus far, over $176,000 has been raised to help support the Center through the cherry tree project. In addition $1,000 was donated this year to establish a landscaping fund to beautify Historic Ellicott City.
A variety of CHERRYBRATION DAYS events are held during the trees beautiful blossoming season each April.
HILLS OF MILLTOWN 5K brings 175 runners to Historic Ellicott City
… from Tokyo, Japan to the District of Columbia, to Columbia, Maryland
The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s “Legacy” cherry tree saplings originate from Tokyo’s original “gift of trees” made in 1912 to the District of Columbia. Within their lineage is a one hundred year old story of friendship. Three of these historic trees now extend that renown gesture of friendship to Howard County where their blossoming season joins that of 1,600 Blossoms of Hope cherry trees in welcoming visitors each spring to celebrate Cherrybration Days.
Cherry Tree Project Raises $35,000 in 2012 to Help Local Cancer Patients
Howard County Tourism & Promotions’ “project with a heart” proudly announces that the 2012 annual donation to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital is $35,000. A check presentation was made at Tourism & Promotion’s Annual Meeting. The donation is a result of tree sales and various fundrasing events held during April Cherrybration Days. In addition to its “community conscious” giving, Tourism’s unique marketing initiative works to position Howard County within the mid-Atlantic market as a spring travel destination.