Meet the 16 Health Hero Semi-Finalists

Read interviews with each of the contestants.

>> Voting in the 2012 Health Hero Challenge kicks is now open! Each week in September, four contestants will be up for voting; the winner of each round will go on to the finals in October. Be sure to head over to our Facebook page to cast a vote, and use the schedule below to see when the polls will be open for your favorite Health Hero. You can vote once a day, every day, throughout the course of the contest.

Round 1: September 4-10

Cate Dorr and Ford, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Heather McDanel, Students Run Philly Style

Bob Carrozza, school nurse at Penrose Elementary

Michele Redrow, CGI Racing

Round 2: September 11-17

Kim Fortunato, Campbell Soup Company

Chris Marino, Marino’s Body Shop

Deborah Hirsch, Philly Dance Fitness

Alice Bast, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Round 3: September 18-24

Nicole Marquis, Hip City Veg

Jillian Bullock, Fighting Spirit Warriors

Beth DuPree, breast surgeon at Holy Redeemer

Bob Schwelm, Bryn Mawr Running Company

Round 4: September 25-October 2

Jeff Middleton, First Tee of Philadelphia

Carolyn Kaufmann, Stroller Strides

Stephen Brown, Team in Training

Sally Andersen, fitness instructor at Kendrick Recreation Center