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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
MY HERO AWARDS LUNCH, July 28, 2005
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More than 200 lawyers, judges, public leaders and youth attended the MY HERO AWARDS event o­n July 28th in Chicago.

The goal of the MY HERO AWARD lunch was to recognize lawyers, judges and law firms that are providing outstanding support to volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, and to honor the memory of the Hon. Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, who helped launch the Lend A Hand Program at the Chicago Bar Association/Foundation in 1993. The goal was more than met, as speaker after speaker told why mentoring is important and how Judge Abe was an influence in their lives.  As some o­ne said, it was a "love fest" for mentoring and Judge Abe.The MY HERO AWARD lunch kicks off the Tutor/Mentor Connection's Annual Chicagoland Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment Campaign, intended to draw volunteers and donors to every tutor/mentor program in the Chicago region. o­ne lawyer who received an award said to the T/MC, "My company has sent out messages to every branch encouraging people to consider being a volunteer." His company also provided a $1,000 contribution to recognize time two employees spend volunteering with Cabrini Connections.This illustrates how events like the My Hero Awards can draw attention and support to tutor/mentor programs throughout the city.  If such events are repeated in many industries, more volunteers will become involved.Visit the Program Locator section to find information about tutor/mentor programs serving Chicago and use the volunteer links section to learn about volunteer opportunities in Chicago and anywhere else in the country. To learn more about the Lend A Hand Program visit http://www.lend-a-hand.net

Note: Volunteers are needed as leaders, donors, and to host programs like the LEND A HAND in companies and professional associations throughout the country. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net if you'd like our help in launching a strategy that supports tutor/mentor programs in Chicago or in other communities.
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