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YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR SPANDEX TO BE A HERO

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR SPANDEX TO BE A HERO

 

Hometown Hero Nominations for 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards Now Accepted At http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com/; Grand Award Winner will Receive a Volvo for life, $1 Million Contributed Annually to Heroes' Causes

 

(IRVINE, Calif.) May 29, 2007--Superheroes are popping up everywhere with Spiderman 3, Fantastic Four and the Heroes TV season finale hitting screens large and small this summer, but Volvo Cars of North America wants you to know -- you don't have to have superhuman powers to be a hero.

 

Since 2002, Volvo Cars of North America has discovered and celebrated more than 17,000 everyday heroes in its annual Volvo for life Awards. Heroes like this year's Grand Award Winner, Rose Mapendo, who, after suffering incredible adversity, went on to help bring thousands of African refugees to safety, or finalist Paula Lucas who helps overseas victims of spousal abuse find support, or Eli Kahn, a fifteen-year-old cancer survivor who, through his organization Cartridges for a Cure, is raising money for cancer research while helping protect the earth.

 

If you know someone like Rose, Paula or Eli,  someone who is using their ordinary powers to do extraordinary things to improve the safety, quality of life or environment in your community, nominate them for the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards at http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com/.

 

When the nomination period closes this fall, the American public will be invited to vote for their favorite heroes online to decide the finalists in the categories of Safety, Quality of Life and Environment in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards.

 

A panel of distinguished judges will then select one winner for each of the categories, who will receive $50,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice, remaining finalists will receive a $25,000 charitable donation.The overall grand award winner will be named "America's Greatest Hometown Hero" and presented with a Volvo car every three years for the rest of his or her life at the annual Volvo for life Awards Ceremony in New York City, March 19.

 

To learn more or to nominate a hero, visit http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com/. A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.

 

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Contact:

Kim McMartin

Haberman & Associates

612-372-6464

kim@habermaninc.com

 

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