Courage Center Honored With KARE TV's 2008 Eleven Who Care Agency of Distinction

Friday, June 20, 2008 General News J E 4
MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 Minneapolis-based Courage Center ispleased to announce that KARE 11 TV has named the nonprofit its 2008 ElevenWho Care Agency of Distinction.

Over the years, Twin Cities based KARE TV's Eleven Who Care has recognizedthe outstanding efforts of 264 (275 including 2008) community volunteers. Thestory of each recipient is inspiring and amazing. Since the awards began,12 Courage Center volunteers (including three pairs of volunteers) have beenhonored with Eleven Who Care awards. The Agency of Distinction was created in1990 to highlight a Twin Cities nonprofit organization. The Agency ofDistinction also receives the proceeds from the dinner and live telecast.

In the 25-year history of the Eleven Who Care awards, Courage Center hashad more winners than any other nonprofit agency. Eleven Who Care honors thecontributions of grassroots volunteers and promotes the spirit of volunteerismin our community. The honorees are selected by the Board of Governors in Mayand recognized during a live TV telecast in September. Nominations areaccepted from anywhere in the KARE 11 viewing area.

The 25th Year of Eleven Who Care will host a 90-minute telecast onWednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. In addition to recognizing the efforts of 11 newvolunteers, KARE TV will also look back at the previous 25 years and theimpact volunteerism has had on this community. We hope you tune in and helpus celebrate this terrific community honor. If you're interested insupporting Courage Center by purchasing individual tickets or tablesponsorships for the event, contact Marilyn Crawford in Courage Center'sDevelopment Department, at 763-520-0544.

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center thatadvances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health andindependence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury;spinal cord injury; stroke; chronic pain; autism; and disabilities experiencedsince birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offersadvanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts ofthousands of volunteers and donors.

CONTACT: Sue Warner, communications managerCourage Center, 763-520-0263,

SOURCE Courage Center


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