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Kids Are Heroes


At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, we know how special kids are. Because everything we do is  exclusively for kids, we are proud to announce the 18th annual Kids are Heroes program.

The Kids Are Heroes program is designed to recognize and say thank you, not only to our patients whose courage shows heroism every day, but also to all of the young heroes in the communities we serve.

Since 1996, our annual Kids Are Heroes program has recognized more than 1,700 children between the ages of 5 and 18 from the surrounding six-county area who have performed courageous deeds, overcome life challenging situations, displayed acts of selflessness, or demonstrated good leadership during the past year.

We’re Looking for Heroes, Ages 5-18

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital will begin accepting nominations for the 18th annual Kids Are Heroes campaign on October 1, 2014 and run through January 31, 2015.

To nominate the young hero in your life: 

Complete the online nomination form and submit by January 31, 2015.

Do you know a child who has?

  • Set an example through an extraordinary act of courage in overcoming a life challenging health condition
  • Made an outstanding contribution to a person, animal or society through an act of volunteerism, fund raising or donation
  • Performed actions that saved someone or something from harm or injury
  • Performed in a way that has consistently demonstrated good leadership or citizenship

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominees must be between the ages of 5 and 18 at the time of nomination
  • Nominees must live in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Polk counties

After a nomination is submitted:

  • Each child will receive a letter acknowledging that he/she was nominated as a hero and has been included in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital “Kids are Heroes” program.
  • All nominees will be invited to and recognized at a Kids are Heroes awards celebration scheduled for later in 2015.
  • All nominees (individual or group) are eligible to be selected as part of the “Top Ten” Heroes for the 2014-2015 program year.  The “Top Ten” are selected by a panel of former and current pediatric patients of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and their families. 


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