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Mattel, Humana, Fisher-Price and KidsPeace Are This Year's Sponsors for GRAND Magazine's Annual GRANDParent of the Year Award

Nominations Are Being Accepted Through September 5, 2007


Thursday, July 26, 2007 12:26 pm EDT



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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To honor the love, wisdom and importance of grandparents and help bring more recognition to National Grandparents Day (September 9th), GRAND will again present a GRANDParent of The Year Award to an individual nominated by the general public.

Last years contest made such an impact on all involved that we decided to make this an annual event. One of the joys of this project was that so many of last years nominations were by grandchildren on our kid-safe site Grand Contest, said Christine Crosby, founder and publisher of GRAND.

For the 2007 GRANDParent of The Year Award, nominations can be made by anybody. Nominating forms are available in GRAND and online at www.grandmagazine.com/promo_grandparentoftheyear2007.asp.

Ten finalists and The GRANDParent of the Year will be announced in the Nov/Dec issue of GRAND and on the Grand Magazine website.

The winner receives a seven-night Caribbean cruise for two from Royal Caribbean International. The top 10 finalists receive a $100 gift certificate and their photos and nomination essays will be published in GRAND. Also, every grandparent nominated will receive a free subscription to GRAND magazine.

Were proud to partner with fine organizations as Mattel, Fisher-Price, Humana and KidsPeace who share GRANDs goals to celebrate and honor grandparents and strengthen the bond between grandparents and grandchildren, said Judi Awsumb, Executive Vice President of GRAND Media.

Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products.

Humana Inc., one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services through traditional and consumer-choice plans to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Fisher-Price, a well-known brand of toys, with headquarters located in historic East Aurora, New York. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel.

KidsPeace, a 124-year old national childrens crisis charity dedicated to giving help, hope and healing to kids facing traumas, depression, eating disorders and the stresses of modern life.

GRAND, a national publication and online resource for todays active grandparents.


GRAND, St. Petersburg
Rob Muir, 866-327-9039