National Hero Award Nominee – Brian Tolkin

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November 20, 2007

Photo by Scott Cohen/ Special to the Seattle Times

Seattle Teenager who takes cancer patients boating could win National Hero Award

From BYM news: “Seventeen year old Brian Tolkin spends his free time boating on Lake Washington and Puget Sound for a good cause. Four years ago, Tolkin co-founded the nonprofit organization Beams and Dreams to provide cancer patients, survivors and their families respite from grueling medical challenges through all-day boating excursions. Now, Tolkin has been identified as one of the nation’s top 40 heroes and is in the running to be named “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero” in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards — an annual, nationwide search for real-life heroes across America.

The American public can visit the Volvo For Life Awards website and vote for Tolkin HERE. This democratic vote will decide the program finalists in Volvo’s hero search. Three winning heroes will receive $100,000 for their charities. One extraordinary winner will receive a new Volvo car every three years for life.”

You can read Brian’s story here.

The Seattle Times archive article and pics are here.


This article was written by Richard J. Rodriguez, Rescue Tug Captain, San Juan Islands, Washington.

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