Blue Cross Foundation accepting nominations for 2017 Angel Award

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) - The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Angel Award through Friday, April 14, 2017. Now in its twenty-second year, The Angel Award(r) program recognizes Louisiana volunteers who perform extraordinary work for children in need. The Foundation will also make a $20,000 grant to the Louisiana-based charity represented by each honoree.

According to Foundation President Michael Tipton, The Angel Awards have recognized more than 170 Angels in almost every imaginable walk of life since 1995. "When it comes to Angels, it's not whether they have a big title or a lot of money - what we're looking for are everyday people doing extraordinary good over a long period of time."

Indeed, previous Angel Award honorees represent all vocations and include retirees, students and everything in between. Each was chosen for one reason: their impact on the lives of Louisiana's kids through countless hours of devotion.

If you know an Angel, you can find more information - including rules and guidelines -and a nomination form online at

Nomination packets are also available by calling toll-free 1-888-219-BLUE (1-888-219-2583) or by emailing Nominators are encouraged to send supplemental information in support of the nomination, including testimonial letters, brochures, news articles, photos and videos. 

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