Nick Jonas To Receive Hero Award At 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Multiplatinum recording artist, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas will be honored with the 'Hero' Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old, Jonas helped found Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization which leverages the power of social media and technology to provide resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes, and provides funding for research, education, advocacy and programs to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes.

Jonas will be presented with the award by longtime friend and fellow advocate, actor Jack Black. Jonas is nominated for three categories at the 2017 RDMA, including "He's The One – Best Male Artist."

Voting for the 2017 RDMA is open now through Sunday, April 9, at  HYPERLINK "http://www.disney.com/rdma" Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney and Disney Channel apps, Google OneBox, and via Radio Disney's  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/radiodisney" Facebook and  HYPERLINK "http://www.twitter.com/radiodisney" Twitter. Tickets for the RDMA are on sale now at  HYPERLINK "http://www.axs.com/RDMA" AXS.com/RDMA.

Winners will be announced on SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with performances by some of the biggest artists along with tomorrow's rising stars in music. A special two-hour telecast, "Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards," will be presented SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), in the U.S. across multiple Disney-branded platforms.

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