Monday, March 29, 2010

Know any Heroes in the Ogden area?

OGDEN -- Two years ago, Brad Marden saved his 5-year-old daughter's life when she was choking on a piece of hard candy.His quick action saved his daughter's life and prevented neurological or physiological damage.

Because of his efforts, Marden, of Ogden, received the Local Heroes Award from The American Red Cross of Northern Utah. Now, he gets to help select this year's winners.

"Right now we are looking for nominees for our next awards ceremony," said Stephanie Christiansen, development director of the American Red Cross of Northern Utah.

The awards will be presented at the chapter's Celebration of Local Heroes 2010 breakfast on May 11.

Christiansen said anyone can make a nomination by logging on to or by emailing

Nominees can include anyone who has done something extraordinary, perhaps saved a life or made a positive difference in the community, Christiansen said. The nominee can be a one-time hero through an act of courage or someone who has given a lifetime of community or international service.

"People commit heroic acts every day, and so many of them go unknown," Christiansen said. "There are some great stories out there, some real diamonds in the rough, and we would like to find these people and give them the recognition they deserve."

The deadline for nominations is March 31. The breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden. Tickets are $40 per person or $450 for a table of 10 and can be purchased on the Web site or by calling (801) 627-0000.

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