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        9/3/2012, Elul 16, 5772

      Presidential Volunteerism Awards to be Given Tuesday


      President Shim'on Peres is scheduled, Tuesday, to present the President's Exemplary Volunteer Award for 2012 to Nadav ben Yehuda, who risked his life to save a Turkish mountain climber at the top of Mount Everest. A total of 12 individuals and organizations will be honored for outstanding volunteer acts.

      Among the other honorees are the organization to Save the Heart of a Child, an organization to integrate Ethiopian-immigrant academics into the workplace, the Children at Risk organization, Yuval Wagner - a disabled pilot who is active at making sites accessible to the disabled, and an Air Force operations unit which volunteers at the Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikva.