Help celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week (May 6-12).

We want to hear stories of nurses who are heroes -- whether it's your own story, a colleague or a nurse who helped you, a family member or friend.

A selection of nominations will be featured on our Healthy Life and our Health Care Jobs page.

We will select one of the nurses to receive a $100 American Express gift card, and the winner will be featured in the Sunday, May 16, Times Union newspaper.

Word length: roughly 150 words.
Deadline for entries: 5 p.m. Monday, May 10.

NOTE: Send a photo of your nurse nominee to Carin Lane at sure to include the name of the nurse, and your name and phone number for verification. We'll publish photos with the stories in our Healthy Life blog.

* Your name:

* Your daytime phone:
(not for publication)

* Your email address:

* Name of nominee:

* Place of employment:

* Tell us why this nurse should be recognized: