May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011
2011 Presidential Citizens Medal

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. It is another busy day for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

From reading my blog, you know Dab the AIDS Bear and I have been active helping our community for thirty years now. While no one should become an activist and expect praise or awards, it has been brought to my attention that there has never been a person with HIV/AIDS to win the President's Citizen Award.

So for those of you who would be so inclined we are asking for your help in nominating me for this award. The entries must be sent in by May 30, 2011. For more information on the award and how to submit a nomination for me, read below.

Last year the President honored 13 outstanding Americans with the nation’s second highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal. The individuals who received this award were Americans who set out to improve their country and their communities through extraordinary service outside of their day to day jobs. In 2010, President Obama asked Americans to participate in the nomination process and this year we are proud to ask for your help once again.

For the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal we are asking you to look into your communities and nominate those everyday heroes who have performed exemplary deeds of service, including those who have demonstrated commitment to service in their own communities or in communities farther from home, who have helped their country or their fellow citizens through one or more extraordinary acts, whose service relates to a long term problem, or whose service has had a sustained impact on others’ lives and provided inspiration for others to serve. Last year over 6,000 incredible leaders were nominated for their service, which often times goes unrecognized. The Presidential Citizens Medal offers a chance to thank those extraordinary stewards of service from across the United States.

For more information on the Citizens Medal as well how nominate an outstanding citizen, please read this letter from the President below and visit to watch the announcement video.

To nominate someone for the 2011 Citizens Medal, please review the criteria for this year’s medal. Additional awardees may be selected outside of the public nomination process. In order for the individual to be considered for the Medal:

Nominees must be citizens of the United States

The nominee’s service must have been performed outside of his or her regular job.

Nominations must be received by Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The information you will need to know to nominate me is my city: Wilton Manors, my email: and my age: 39.

I greatly appreciate your help.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab