Health Hero Challenge



The votes are in and the three finalists have been chosen. Come back on October 23rd to check out who made the cut. Plus, over the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing the identities of our three Health Hero VIPs (Very Influential Philadelphians) who will go head to head in the finals in hopes of winning a $2,500 donation for the champion’s charity.

The winner of our sixth annual Health Hero Challenge will be named the 2017 Health Hero and a $10,000 donation will be made to the charity of his or her choosing. Two runners-up will also each receive a $2,500 donation for a charity of their choice.

VOTING FOR THE FINALS BEGINS OCTOBER 23, 2017

Wylie Belasik<
Wylie Belasik
Founder, UliftU
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Kevin Burns
Kevin J. Burns
Executive Director, Action Wellness
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Ted Corbin
Dr. Ted Corbin
Medical Director, Healing Hurt People
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Stephanie Ford
Stephanie Ford
Founder, Pedal Posse Divas; Women’s biking advocate
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Cheryl Janssen
Cheryl Janssen
Founding Executive Director/CEO, Kids Smiles
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Chera Kowalski
Chera Kowalski
Librarian turned lifesaver
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Ramon Laboy
Ramon Laboy
Program Director, Back On My Feet Philadelphia
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Steve Paul
Steve Paul
Special Olympics Coordinator, The Bancroft School
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Darren Sudman
Darren Sudman
Co-founder, Simon’s Fund and Got AED
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Senbagam Virudachalam
Dr. Senbagam Virudachalam
Leader of CHOP’s Home Plate program
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