American Heroes Channel (AHC) is honoring everyday heroes who exemplify the American spirit with their second annual ‘Red Bandanna Hero Award.’ Held in partnership with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust and The Huffington Post, the award is a celebration of the heroic life of Welles Remy Crowther, known for often wearing his red bandanna, who, according to survivor accounts, saved as many as 12 people during the 9/11 attacks.
Last year’s inaugural recipient was Jake LaFerriere, a Minneapolis firefighter and founder of Firefighters for Healing. LaFerriere founded the non-profit organization after suffering third and fourth degree burns in a backdrift explosion in 2010. Inspired by the resilient children he met while at the hospital who were undergoing equally painful treatments, he created Firefighters for Healing to support young burn survivors and their families in ways that insurance companies and caretakers are unable to.
Viewers can nominate their heroes at www.ahctv.com/redbandanna between now and July 6. The winner of the Red Bandanna Hero Award will receive a $10,000 donation to the charitable organization of their choosing, as well as a trip for two to attend the awards ceremony at a special Red Bandanna Football Game at Boston College on October 7. A special ‘Hero Moment’ vignette will also be created by AHC, which will air on the network and online at ahctv.com.
To learn more, head to www.ahctv.com/redbandanna.