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Volvo for life Awards heroes share stories of conscience, care and character
Everyday hero nominations accepted at www.volvoforlifeawards.com through Jan. 15, 2006; Volvo to provide $1 million in financial contributions
(NEW YORK) Dec. 20, 2005 –– The holiday season is a time to reflect on the year past and to look toward improvement in the year ahead. Hoping to make a positive impact on the world in 2006?
Each year, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) calls on people nationwide to nominate and share stories of heroes they know at www.volvoforlifeawards.com. Now in its fourth year, the Volvo for life Awards initiative is the nation’s largest search for and celebration of everyday heroes. Winning heroes will receive $1 million in financial contributions, including a Volvo car every three years for life awarded to the top winner, “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero.”
Here are several stories of Volvo for life Awards heroes nominated thus far in 2005 to inspire you in 2006:
If you know a local hero, nominations for the fourth annual Volvo for life Awards are open until Jan. 15, 2006 at www.volvoforlifeawards.com.
In March 2006, Volvo will announce the names of 100 semi-finalists and honor their individual accomplishments with a Certificate of Merit. Three finalists in each nomination category will then be selected.
A panel of distinguished judges representing some of the world’s foremost experts on conscience, care and character –– including Hank Aaron, Bill Bradley, Richard Branson, Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, Paul Newman, Sally Ride, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and last year’s top winner, Hope Bevilhymer –– will name one winner for each of the three categories. The category winners each will receive $50,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice. The remaining six finalists each will receive a $25,000 charitable donation.
On April 12, 2006, Volvo will honor the three category winners at the Volvo for life Awards Ceremony in New York City. Each year the event features top music entertainment and a celebrity host, as well as documentaries profiling the category winners. The grand award winner, selected by the judges, 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.
To learn more or to nominate a hero, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com. A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.
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Haberman & Associates
Volvo Cars of North America
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