Health Hero Challenge

Announcing the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Finalists

Vote on the Health Hero Challenge finalists every day between now and November 15.


Health Hero Challenge finalists

Now announcing our Health Hero Challenge finalists! You can vote on them once a day, every day, through November 15.

Drumroll, please! We’re so excited to announce our Health Hero finalists. After thousands of you voted on our top ten semifinalists, it’s come down to Alanna Gardner, Todd Irwin, and Marian Uhlman as our top three finalists in the 2018 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

Voting is now live on these three finalists, which means we need YOUR help to pick a winner! The winner of the Health Hero Challenge will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choosing, while the two runners up will receive $2,500 to their selected charities.

You may already be familiar with these top three finalists — you can read more about Alanna Gardner here, Todd Irwin here, and Marian Uhlman here — but below we’ve included videos to help you get better acquainted with each unique finalist and the missions that drive them.

Take a look at the videos, share them on social media, and make sure to vote here once a day, every day, between now and November 15. We’re relying on you to help us pick our 2018 Health Hero!

Meet the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Finalists

Alanna Gardner

What she does: Fitness trainer, therapist at Philadelphia MFT, and spokesperson for the American Heart Association

Her charity: American Heart Association

Todd Irwin

What he does: President of the Board of Directors and volunteer pilot, Angel Flight East, an organization that provides free air transportation for people who need to travel long distances for medical treatment.

His charity: Angel Flight East

Marian Uhlman

What she does: Co-founder and executive director of Healthy NewsWorks, an organization that empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers and writers who support the spread of health information and literacy through publishing and digital media.

Her charity: Healthy NewsWorks

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