March 21, 2011 at 03:16 PM EDT

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who has been an advocate for suicide prevention group The Trevor Project since 2009, will be honored with that organization’s Hero Award. The Associated Press writes that Radcliffe is due to receive the award in June; past recipients include Vanessa Williams, Nathan Lane, and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. “The people that are doing the heroic things are the people answering phones 24 hours a day in the Trevor call centers,” Radcliffe told the AP. “Out of everything that I’ve done so far in my career, I think this is absolutely one of the most important, if not the most important, thing that I’m associated with.”

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