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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 21, 2015) — Many people go out of their way to help others. Yet these individuals often go unrecognized for their efforts day after day. Genuine Thermos® Brand is honoring Burbank, Illinois resident Tricia Ponicki as an unsung hero as part of its yearlong “Genuine Thermos Brand Heroes” program designed to recognize those who deserve a thank you for their service.
From protecting our country by serving in the military to helping homeless families to advocating for domestic violence victims, the heroes honored today were nominated by friends or family and chosen to be recognized as part of the Genuine Thermos Brand Heroes campaign. Ponicki was selected as a Genuine Thermos Brand Hero for her nonstop charitable work, both locally and nationally. She is constantly on the go, helping others. Her work includes organizing runs for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, races to benefit the American Cancer Society and Oak Lawn Ronald McDonald House, and yearly events that benefit the homeless families in the Burbank area.
Toasting a hero on National Fill Your Thermos Brand Bottle Day May 21
Each Genuine Thermos Brand Hero will receive a care package of thank-you items including a Thermos brand product, coffee beans from one of the nation’s best coffeehouses and a personal thank-you note from Genuine Thermos Brand. The first round of heroes in the program will receive the package in time to celebrate National Fill Your Thermos Brand Bottle Day on May 21, an event held annually to honor the legacy, vast popularity and revolutionary on-the-go technology of Thermos brand vacuum insulated bottles.
“Thermos brand products have a storied and well-established history, having traveled along with well-known heroes, such as Robert Peary, on his discovery of the North Pole. They continue to be used today by countless everyday heroes whose achievements go unrecognized. We congratulate each and every one of our Genuine Thermos Brand Heroes for always being there for others,” said Rick Dias, President and Chief Operating Officer, Thermos L.L.C.
The Genuine Thermos Brand Heroes program will continue throughout the year and into 2016 with additional nomination opportunities and care package deliveries to winners. Updates will be available on Thermos.com and Facebook.com/Thermos.
Source: Press Release