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PA State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo to receive Gaudenzia Humanitarian Award

Pennsylvania Representative Gene DiGirolamo, R-Bucks County, will be honored at Gaudenzia’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on March 27 in Harrisburg.

The Humanitarian Award honors an individual who best exemplifies outstanding service, support, and commitment to the field of substance abuse treatment, prevention, and education over an extended period of time.  Gaudenzia’s Humanitarian Award is the highest honor bestowed by the agency.  Since its founding in 1968, it has been given only seven times previously.

“DiGirolamo is being recognized for his exemplary leadership in advancing drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services. His legislative work has offered help and hope to tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians,” said Michael B. Harle, president and CEO of Gaudenzia.

Enhancing the event is featured speaker Elizabeth Smart, a national child safety activist and ABC News contributor.  Ms. Smart gained national attention at age 14 when she was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months until her rescue.  Smart chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book “My Story” which inspired numerous books and films. Today, Ms. Smart is an advocate for missing persons.

The Humanitarian Award Dinner will be held at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Harrisburg on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

For more details, please contact Jim Ingolio at or (717) 238-4200 ext. 1117.