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Only one month left to support local heroes in the 5th Anniversary Volvo for life Awards


Voting open through Feb. 4, 2007 for all-time greatest heroes; Vote at


IRVINE, Calif. (January 4, 2007) –– Once again, “helping others” made it on to the top ten New Year’s resolutions lists of millions of Americans. If you have it on your list, here’s an easy way to cross it off – help someone already helping others by voting for your favorite Volvo for life Awards nominee in the nation’s largest annual search for and celebration of everyday heroes. Nearly 400,000 votes have been cast so far, making for a tight race nationwide – so your vote counts. But hurry, there’s only one month left to vote, the poll to elect the nation’s greatest hometown heroes closes Feb. 4, 2007.


Volvo Cars of North America leads the national initiative, honoring and rewarding local heroes. Visit and learn more about what these amazing hometown heroes are doing to make your state a better place now and in the future. Most importantly, support your local heroes with your vote and help bring more funding to your community.


Volvo is giving a total of nearly $1 million in financial contributions – three winners will receive $50,000 for their cause, six remaining finalists win $25,000 and one Grand Prize winner will get a new Volvo for the rest of his or her life.


Once the public vote concludes, the top three vote getters in the categories of Safety, Quality of Life and Environment will be named finalists. Then, a panel of distinguished judges – including Hank Aaron, Sen. Bill Bradley, Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, Paul Newman, Dr. Sally Ride, Val Kilmer, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and previous Volvo for life Awards top winners – will select winners in each category.


Volvo and members of the celebrity-judging panel will honor the winning heroes on April 5, 2007 at the 42nd St. Cipriani during the 5th Annual Volvo for life Awards Ceremony. There, Volvo will reveal which of the three top heroes is also the Grand Award winner of a Volvo vehicle every three years for the rest of his or her life.


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Kim McMartin

Haberman & Associates



Sören Johansson

Volvo Cars of North America


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