Last year marked the very first run of our Health Hero Challenge, which honored local champions of wellness who are helping their families, friends, neighbors and communities lead healthier, happier lives. We received hundreds of nominations, from which Philadelphia magazine editors selected 16 deserving finalists. After several weeks of online voting, we had a winner: Dr. Beth DuPree, breast surgeon and medical director for Holy Redeemer’s Breast Health Program.
We’re gearing up again for the Health Hero Challenge 2013, and we need your help! Through July 17th, we’re accepting nominations through our Facebook page. We want to hear from you about the people in your life who encourage you to be healthy and well: personal trainers, yoga or Pilates instructors, doctors, nurses, youth wellness advocates, massage therapists, acupuncturists, community garden leaders, nonprofit directors—literally anyone who inspires others to better health! You can nominate yourself or someone else, and feel free to nominate as many Health Heroes as you’d like.
All you need to do is tell us, in your words, why your nominee is a Health Hero. The entry period will end on July 17th, and then we’ll launch the online voting in September.