BRAVE Awards for Caregivers: Canadians Invited to Submit Nominations

The contest closes June 30, 2013

MONTREAL, May 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadians across the country are invited to participate in the Shire BRAVE Awards, an international program intended to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers. The initiative will lead to the selection of up to 20 nominees from around the world - everyday heroes who provide regular, consistent care to another person without receiving formal compensation for their deeds. The winners will each receive the equivalent of a $10,000 USD monetary award. Canadians are invited to submit the nomination of a caregiver they believe deserves recognition by completing the online form through the official website at www.ShireBRAVEawards.com. Nominations for the 2013 Shire BRAVE Awards are being accepted until June 30, 2013. Award recipients will be announced in November 2013.

About the Shire BRAVE Awards
The Shire BRAVE Awards is an international program created by Shire to honor the courage and dedication of individual voluntary 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 and wellness issues, injury, or other extenuating circumstance.  Nominations for the 2013 BRAVE Awards will be accepted through June 30, 2013 and award recipients will be announced in November 2013.  For further information on the Shire BRAVE Awards, including official rules, legal disclosures, and Privacy Policy please visit www.ShireBRAVEawards.com.

About Shire
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
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SOURCE: Shire Canada Inc.

For further information:

Contact:
Brigitte Viel (bviel@shire.com) 514-787-5114

Matthew Cabrey (mcabrey@shire.com) 1-484-595 8248

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