Chad Pregracke is the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Print
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Written by Nora Coyne-Logan   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:06

Thank you! It was announced Tuesday night that Chad Pregracke, a Quad Cities native, is the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.

There were tens of thousands of people who spoke out passionately and took action to get Chad Pregracke recognized as the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year. Some because they are passionate about keeping America’s rivers clean and others are moved and inspired by his humility, energy, determination, work ethic and sincerity.  Regardless of your motivation to support, vote and encourage others to rally behind Chad, the truth is, while Chad leads the charge and is relentless and driven; it’s with his staff, crew, board, sponsors, media, YOU and more than 70,000 volunteers who are the difference makers.

The generosity and support that helped propel Living Lands & Waters and Chad to be voted as the 2013 CNN Hero is overwhelming. From his hometown, Quad Cities, to up and down the Mississippi River and beyond through our sponsors and colleges who have worked with us, to all of their friends and family from all over the country, people came together and made a statement to the world that our environment is important and keeping our rivers clean is what really matters.  Thank you for your votes, support and validating Chad’s work and passion for the past 15 years. Thank you for being a part of a grass roots movement that has garnered international recognition. Thank you for making a difference.


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