Reminder: Health Hero Nominations Due by Monday

health heroLet me guess: You’ve totally been meaning to send in your slew of nominations for our third annual Health Hero Challenge, but haven’t gotten around to it yet—am I right? Well, the jig is almost up, my friends, with nomination period set to close at noon next Monday, August 18th, so it’s time to get on the ol’ horse and send in your nominations already.

Since July, we’ve been collecting stories about people in our region who are making a difference for health and fitness, folks who are championing a healthy lifestyle and inspiring those around them to lead healthy, happy lives. Hundreds of you have sent in nominations for the the Health Heroes in your lives—personal trainers, doctors, nurses, little league coaches, nonprofit leaders, family members, friends, co-workers and more—but I know there are more deserving Health Heroes out there we haven’t heard about yet.

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Nominate a Health Hero: The 2014 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Is On

health heroAttention! The Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge is back for a third year, and we need to hear from you. We just opened up the nomination form over on our Facebook page, so go ahead and tell us about all amazing people in the Philadelphia region who are helping to make your community a healthier place to be.

To recap: The Health Hero Challenge, brought to you by Independence Blue Cross, is our annual contest to honor local champions of health and wellness. We’re looking for doctors, nurses, coaches, trainers, fitness instructors, friends, family members—anyone who is inspiring those around them to be healthy and happy. We’re collecting nominations until August 18th. Then, in October, we’ll begin our reader voting rounds, when you get to vote for your favorite among 16 semifinalists, as chosen by Philadelphia magazine editors. Read more »

Our 2013 Health Hero Is Leslie Marant!

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Our 2013 Health Hero, Leslie Marant, with her kids. // Photo by Nell Hoving

If you tuned in to our Facebook page last night, you were no doubt in tears over the video we posted of our newly minted Health Hero giving her acceptance speech (how Oscars-like!) at our party for the contestants. I was so, so honored to announce that after months of voting and with over 12,000 (!!) votes cast in our second-annual Health Hero Challenge, Leslie Marant came out on top.

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