If you know of someone who would be eligible for this award, please consider nominating them:
The Northern Virginia nonprofit group Stop Child Abuse Now is seeking nominations for the 2009 Allies in Prevention Awards.
The annual awards were created to recognize unsung heroes who go above and beyond to support and protect the community's children, the group said in a news release. Residents of the Prince William County area, Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington counties and Alexandria can be nominated.
A task force from the Allies in Prevention Coalition will select the winner. In six years, more than 30 people have been honored through the program. This year's winners will be announced during a luncheon in April.
Nomination forms must be turned in by Feb. 16. To submit a name, visit http://www.scanva.org or call 703-820-9001.