Calling All Heroes—Volvo for Life Awards
Do you know a hero? If you do, consider nominating your hero for the Volvo
for Life Awards, the nation's largest annual search for and celebration of
everyday heroes, with more than $1 million in financial contributions.
Now in its fourth year, the Volvo for Life Awards honor individuals making
outstanding contributions in the areas of safety, environment, or quality of
life. For example, people who have accomplished things such as opening a
community center for needy kids, developing recycling programs for their
schools, or helping save the life of a perfect stranger. Think you know
someone who fits this description? If so, go to www.volvoforlifeawards.com
to nominate a hero. Volvo just might feature your nomination on the site and in
You have until January 15, 2006, to submit a nomination. In March, Volvo will
select 100 semifinalists, who will receive a Certificate of Merit to honor
their accomplishments. From those 100 semifinalists, Volvo will select the top
three finalists in three categories: safety, quality of life, and environment.
From these finalists, celebrity judges—including Hank Aaron, Bill Bradley,
Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, and Paul Newman—will name one winner for each
of the three categories; they will each receive $50,000 to be donated to the
charities of their choice. The remaining six finalists will each receive a
$25,000 charitable donation. The three category winners will be flown to New
York to be honored at the Volvo for Life Awards Ceremony, where an overall
winner will be unveiled and presented with a Volvo car for life.
To learn more and to nominate a hero, visit