Vote for Your Hero in the Volvo for life Awards
Volvo for Life Awards

Who is your hero? Is it the Nevada man whose non profit has educated over 35,000 teenagers and parents about driving safety? The Georgia teen who, from his wheelchair, raises awareness for muscular dystrophy across the nation along with 11 of his friends? The Oregon woman who has rebuilt thousands of discarded computers and given them to children in foster homes? Or the 10-year-old Texas girl who started an all-kids nonprofit that saves animals in shelters and the wild?

You'll find all these heroes and many more at – the home of Volvo's annual search for people helping others in their communities. This effort to find everyday heroes across America provides, each year, $1 million in awards and funding to further their work. Now Volvo is asking you to visit the Volvo for life Awards website to read these heroes' stories, and then vote for your favorites online.

Your vote will help decide the program finalists in Safety, Quality of Life and Environment. They'll receive at least $25,000 in funding, and become eligible for up to $100,000 toward their cause. And now, for the first time ever, you'll also have a chance to vote for your favorite youth heroes for the Alexandra Scott Butterfly Award. This award was named in honor of Volvo's first child hero, who raised $1 million to fight childhood cancer through a lemonade stand she started in her backyard. For the Sixth Annual Awards, Volvo is asking the public to weigh in to decide which of this year's young heroes should receive contributions to their efforts to help others.

After you help select our finalists, the Volvo for life Awards judging panel, which includes Hank Aaron, Dr. Mae Jemison, Sen. Bill Bradley, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Maya Lin and Dr. Sally Ride, will choose a winner in each category. Then, on March 19, 2008, Volvo will fly the winning heroes to New York, where they will be honored at Cipriani 42nd Street during the sixth Annual Awards Gala. At the climax of the ceremony, Volvo will reveal which top hero is also the winner of the Grand Award of a Volvo for life – a new Volvo every three years for life!

To learn more and vote for your heroes, visit The vote is on, and your hero needs YOU!