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Be Well Philly Health Hero


health hero (1)The search is on for this year’s Be Well Philly Health Hero, presented by Independence Blue Cross. Philadelphia Magazine wants you to nominate someone in your community (including yourself!) to be named your local health champion. This will be the fifth year that 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, or mentor.

Their professions can span over many, many industries: nutritionists, fitness professionals, therapists, medical professionals, moms, state and city departments, non-profit groups, Mindfulness groups and professionals, health care workers, and/or social workers. 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. It is for 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 many times as you’d like! Nominations for the 2016 Be Well Health Hero are open now until this Wednesday, July 13th at 11:59 p.m.

The winner will receive a $10,000 donation made to the charity of his or her choice. Also this year, three runner-ups will each receive a $2,500 donation for a charity of their choosing. The winners will be announced and honored at in November, where all finalists will be joined by their advocates in an inspirational celebration.


Who is your health hero? Spread the word today