Courage Center Seeks Nominations for 2010 National Courage Award

Jan 08, 2010, 14:21 ET from Courage Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 National Courage Award. Since 1980, Minnesota-based Courage Center has presented the National Courage Award, which recognizes an individual's contributions to the health, welfare and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

Some previous National Courage Award winners include: Max Cleland, Justin Dart Jr., Sen. Bob Dole, Rep. Jim Ramstad, Michael Graves, Stephen Hawking, John Hockenberry, Dr. I. King Jordan, Trisha Meili, Itzhak Perlman, Christopher Reeve, Janet Reno, Edward V. Roberts, and Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. The 2009 winner was Jordan Thomas, founder of the Jordan Thomas Foundation, one of 10 finalists for this year's CNN Hero Award.

The past winners are excellent examples of leadership, innovation and determination. We look forward to honoring the 2010 winner with your help. Nominations are being accepted through February 6, 2010 at

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit

    Contact:     Sue Warner, 763-520-0263; cell 763-258-6889,
                 Jacob Johnson, 763-520-0365,

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