Monday, April 11, 2011

The Salt Lake City Heroes Event is fast approaching, we only have a couple more Heroes to feature. The theme for today's featured Heroes is international service, check out their stories!

Funds for Haiti – Only a few days after the massive earthquakes rocked Haiti, the KUTV Channel 2 News Team led by Stephen Carlson and Stephanie Avis made an incredible impact for Haiti by raising over $424,720 during an all-day telethon. Dozens of volunteers started answering phones at 6:00 am and continued through 11:00 pm. This telethon raised awareness and spurred numerous 3rd party fundraisers to give aid to Haiti. They are being recognized with a specialty Haiti Hero Award for their efforts.

Modern Medical MiracleDr. Catherine deVries, a pediatric surgeon at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, is the founder of International Volunteers in Urology. Dr. deVries recruits volunteers and fellow doctors to travel the world taking modern medicine to countries who otherwise would not have help. She is being recognized as the 2011 International Hero sponsored by Mona Vie.

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