The One Thing Everyone With a Health Hero Needs to Do Before Wednesday

The nomination period for the 2016 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge closes this week!

If you know of a Philly-area health hero and you haven’t yet nominated them for this year’s Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge, you’d better hop to it! The nomination period closes at 11:59 p.m. this Wednesday, July 13th. 

If you need a refresher about what, exactly, the Health Hero Challenge is, here goes: The Health Hero Challenge is our annual challenge, now in its fifth year, where we celebrate health heroes from around the region — from non-profit founders to doctors to awesome fitness trainers — who are doing amazing things to help make the Philly area a healthier, happier place to live.

First, we take nominations from you guys. Then, once the nomination period closes, Philadephia magazine editors look at all the nominees and narrow it down to 16 semifinalists (never an easy task). Then the public — that’s you! — votes to choose the finalists. Eventually, we’ll get down to four finalists, and the public votes to choose the 2016 Health Hero Challenge winner.

And let me tell you, the prize for the winner is pretty darn sweet: This year, the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge winner will get a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice and the three runners-up will each get a $2,500 each to the charity of their choice. So, if you know of someone worthy of the title Be Well Philly Health Hero, make sure to nominate them here, like, now.

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