The Latino Heroes Award is an awards program developed by the Regence Group as a part of its ongoing commitment to the Latino community. The campaign targets individuals who have achieved great personal achievement educationally and professionally, as well as economically. But in addition, these individuals also engage the Latino community through service in maintaining cultural preservation, economic growth, and empowerment.
Each hero receives a $2,000 donation granted to a non-profit organization of his or her choice, and given in his or her honor. Last night, Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson DVM received her Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah Latino Hero Award at a ceremony in her honor at the corporate offices in Salt Lake City, UT. Dale Tingey of the American Indian Services was presented with a check for $2000 in her honor.