Hope  Endurance  Resiliency  Optimism


HERO stands for Hope, Endurance, Resiliency, and Optimism. A Hero is the family member or friend admired
for his/her great strength and qualities when a loved one has cancer-ordinary people that do extraordinary
things. A Hero knows how to make every moment count and it may be someone you know...

The HERO Award is not intended to be a contest, nor a spectacle.  The recipients do not ask for their circumstances and
most likely are not aware of their heroism; yet they inspire their loved one with cancer and those around them.

How are people nominated for a HERO Award?  Loved ones with cancer can nominate his/her Hero; other
family or medical professionals can, with the permission of a loved one nominate a Hero.

All nominations are sent electronically to Help For Family and Friends, with an explanation of why this person is a Hero,
his/her favorite bookstore  and a mailing address. Then, on a monthly basis, someone is chosen and highlighted in our
electronic newsletter (E-zine) and on our website.  Other honorable mentions will also be highlighted on our website

"What do the recipients receive," you ask?
1.  Help For Family and Friends will donate $25 in his/her name to the charity of his/her choice (American Cancer Society,
Make-A-Wish Foundation, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, etc).
2.  A HERO Award Certificate
3.  A $25 gift certificate for a local bookstore