Tricounty News

Know someone with spirit?

Do you know a woman who makes a difference in her community? Nominate her for the Spirit of Women- Awards program.

St. Cloud Hospital now is accepting nominations for women who perform extraordinary acts of service in their communities. The awards celebrate women who take action to make their community healthier, safer and a more inspirational place to live.

Nominate your community's unsung hero(es) by submitting a nomination form that describes why this person is deserving of a Spirit of Women- award. Nominees will be recognized in each of the three following categories:

¥ Young person role model (ages 14-20);

¥ Community hero (at least 21 years of age);

¥ Health care hero (clinical professional).

Winners are chosen based on the contribution they have made to the issues the community faces in the areas of work, family and health; and on the impact they have had in their community and on the lives of others. The regional winners also will be candidates for the National Spirit- of Women Awards.

All regional winners will receive recognition from CentraCare Health Foundation and St. Cloud Hospital, along with a $1,000 award to further their commitment to their community. In addition, national winners will receive national recognition courtesy of Spirit of Women.

To read past winners and nominate a woman for 2012, visit, and click on For Women, Spirit of Women and then Awards Program. Nominations are due by March 2. You also may submit a hardcopy nomination form to CentraCare Health Foundation, 1406 Sixth Ave. N.,

St. Cloud, MN 56303. For more information call the CentraCare Health Foundation at (320) 240-2810.