Angel Awards given to 9 for volunteer work for kids

Nine men and women from around the state have been chosen winners of the 2013 Angel Award presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. The award is given annually to outstanding volunteers who give of their time and talents for Louisiana’s children.

This year’s honorees, who will be recognized at a presentation ceremony by invitation only Oct. 14 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, are:

A committee of past recipients considered 98 nominations before selecting this year’s winners, each of whom will receive a $20,000 grant for his or her charitable organization.

For more information about the Angel Award program, visit the Blue Cross website at www.bcbsla.com/angelaward.