Nominations for the BRAVE Awards are currently being accepted through the official website at www.ShireBRAVEawards.com until August 31, 2011 and winners will be announced in November 2011. The Shire BRAVE Awards is the first and only awards initiative of its kind and is designed to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers, honoring everyday heroes who provide regular, consistent care of another person.
A caregiver is defined by the Shire BRAVE Awards as an individual who is providing regular, consistent care for another person. The caregiver cannot be a professional healthcare provider and cannot be compensated in any formal way through their employment as a caregiver. There are no restrictions on the type of care being provided, and the care recipient need not be prescribed a Shire medicine or treatment.
Notes to editors
About the Shire BRAVE Awards
The Shire BRAVE Awards is an international program created by Shire to honor the courage and dedication of individual caregivers. For the Shire Brave Awards, a caregiver is defined as an individual who is providing regular, consistent care for another person(s). The caregiver cannot be a professional healthcare provider and cannot be compensated in any formal way through their efforts as a caregiver. The caregiver can be a relative, neighbor, or friend who gives their time, support, and compassion regularly, helping another person(s) who is (partly or wholly) unable to care for themselves due to health issues, injury, or other extenuating circumstance. Nominations will be accepted between June 15, 2011 and August 31, 2011 and winners
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved