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.

Nominating is easy: Just head over to our Facebook page (you’ll have to give us a Like if we’re not already friends), then send us a few sentences or paragraphs about why your Health Hero is awesome and deserves to win. You can nominate someone you know, or you can even nominate yourself. And you can nominate as many Health Heroes as you’d like.

Next week, after nominations end, Philly Mag editors will get together to read through each and every one of the submissions. Our panel will narrow the choices down to 16 semifinalists, and then we’ll turn it over to you, our readers, to vote for your favorite.

The winner of the Health Hero Challenge gets a $3,000 donation to his or her charity of choice, as well as a feature in an upcoming issue of Philadelphia Magazine. All 16 semifinalists are also invite to our end-of-the-Challenge bash, which is boatloads of fun. Check out our past winners here and here.

Then head over here to submit your nominations. And do it before you forget, people!

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