Dr. Yoeny D. Calas-Dobson DVM to Receive the 2008 Utah Latino Hero Award

The Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah will honor Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson of RiverWoods Pet Hospital, Provo, UT at a reception in Salt Lake City, September 18, 2008.

PROVO, UT   September 11, 2008:   The Regence BlueCross BlueShield Latino Heroes Campaign has chosen Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson DVM as their Utah Latino Hero for 2008 from the many distinguished nominees as a result of her generous and outstanding service to not only the Hispanic community but to all of the residents of Utah.

The Latino Heroes Award program was 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 have engaged the Latino community through dedicated service in maintaining cultural preservation, economic growth and empowerment.

Each chosen hero receives a $2,000 donation to be granted to a non-profit organization of his or her choice to be given in his or her honor. Dr. Dobson has chosen to donate her check to the American Indian Services, a non-profit organization that helps Native Americans improve their quality of life through scholarships. In addition, all the heroes will be highlighted in an extensive marketing campaign where their photos and personal story will be shared in an editorial.