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USA Network to honor A Note To My Kid co-founder Patrick Wallace on Friday

SAN DIEGO -- Patrick Wallace, a local activist and co-founder of A Note to My Kid, will be recognized by USA Network at an awards ceremony on Friday, Aug. 3, at The Brass Rail.

SDGLN reported in June that Wallace had been selected as one of 10 recipients from across the nation who were selected for USA Network's coveted 2012 Characters Unite Awards. The network selected winners from hundreds of nominees for their extraordinary efforts in combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance in their communities.

Each honoree will be acknowledged during a hometown award ceremony and will receive a $5,000 grant to support their project or related nonprofit organization. Additionally, honorees will be featured on-air in a PSA and online at charactersunite.com.

Wallace conceived the idea of A Note to My Kid and brought it to fruition with co-founders Michael Volpatt and Mike Curry in May 2011. This growing grassroots movement, which is designed to bring a little more love into people's lives, gives the LGBT and questioning community, their parents, families and friends, the opportunity to share the unconditional love they have for one another.

On the site, people can submit notes, videos or captioned photos that communicate their unique stories of unconditional love. A Note to My Kid also serves as a resource for people who may not know how to broach the subject of sexual orientation by giving them the opportunity to learn from the examples of others. A year after its launch, A Note to My Kid has sparked an international grassroots movement by giving people the opportunity to share and receive the unconditional love they deserve.

The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm. The Brass Rail is located at 3796 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest.