GET EXCITED, the search is on for this year’s Be Well Philly 2016 Health Hero presented by Independence Blue Cross and we want YOU to nominate someone in your community or even YOURSELF to have a chance to be named your local health champion! This will be the fifth year that Philadelphia Magazine is back to find Philly’s most passionate health and fitness advocates.
The Health Hero Challenge was created as a way to celebrate individuals that are truly helping others be happier and healthier in Philly. A Health Hero can take on many different roles – he or she may be considered family, a friend, teacher, coach, trainer, mentor, or even nonprofit founder. The goal of this challenge is to find those special individuals who are motivated and passionate about promoting health and wellness in their surrounding communities, those who strive to make a difference in other’s lives. Does this remind you of anyone that you know? If so, please nominate someone today. Nominees are allowed an unlimited amount of submissions so feel free to nominate your local heroes as much as you like. Nominations for the 2016 Be Well Health Hero are open now until July 13th at 11:59 p.m.
The winner will be named the 2016 Health Hero Champion and a $10,000 donation will be made to the charity of his or her choice. This year, three runner-ups will also receive a $2,500 donation each for a charity of their choosing. The winner will be announced and honored at an amazing event in November, where all finalists will be joined by their advocates in an inspirational celebration.
For more information and nominations form visit: http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/healthhero