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BRAVE Awards Now Accepting Nominations
Date:4/24/2013

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The BRAVE Awards, an international awards initiative that recognizes the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers, is accepting nominations for its 2013 program. Now in its third year, the BRAVE Awards honors those unsung everyday heroes - unpaid, non-professional caregivers - who give of themselves every day in a meaningful, dedicated and selfless manner.  

Developed and implemented by Shire plc, the global biopharmaceutical company, the BRAVE Awards is taking nominations now through June 30, 2013. Up to 20 nominees from around the world will be selected as BRAVE Awards recipients and each will be awarded $10,000 USD or the equivalent in local currency.

The nomination process is straightforward: consider a non-professional caregiver you believe deserves recognition; review the official website at http://www.ShireBRAVEAwards.com to learn more; and complete the online nomination form. recipients will be announced in November 2013. A Selection Committee consisting of Shire employees and non-Shire representatives who are experts and advocates in the caregiving field choose the recipients.

"Those nominated for the BRAVE Awards represent the invisible army of millions of family caregivers," said Flemming Ornskov, MD, Chief Executive Designate, Shire. "Their consistent care of others is an enormously generous and selfless commitment.  We are privileged to raise awareness about the significant impact non-professional carers play in our society and to recognize individuals who work tirelessly to give their loved ones as normal and healthy a life as possible."

A caregiver is defined by the Shire BRAVE Awards as an individual who is providing regular, consistent care for another person in a volunteer capacity. The caregiver can be a relative, neighbor, or friend who gives their time, support, and
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