This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own.
By now you know I’m all about making healthy choices and I have spread my message throughout my blog and definitely at my home from small choices like more water to more significant ones, saying no to fast food, no soda since 2012, no food with preservatives; organic produce and more activity to help our bodies move towards being healthy!
I gathered recipes to fit our busy lifestyle, scheduled exercise in between business meetings, downloaded a Latin Boost Playlist, enrolled my son in extra curricular activities and make sure we always have fresh fruit to make smoothies, which has become our favorite snack, replacing the high calorie sugar loaded options! The results are very rewarding, totaling almost 30 pounds lost since April last year for me alone!
Like me, many other parents, educators, community leaders and physicians are working to empower their families, friends, communities, towns and like the first lady, Michelle Obama, a whole nation to a healthier more active lifestyle.
To thank those who have taken action, independent Health Mart pharmacists are awarding $50,000 in grants to community health non-profits to recognize their efforts for improving health and well-being in their communities. A local non-profit of your choice could receive funding to continue their amazing work building healthier communities.
Health Mart’s Champions of Care Challenge will shine the light on those local heroes whose everyday actions have built healthier families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities. The winner’s prizes will be:
- A $30,000 grant chosen by the grand prize winner
- A $3,000 grant chosen by the 2nd place winner
- A $2,000 grant chosen by the 3rd place winner
- $1,000 grants chosen by each of 15 finalists
Entering is simple. Just tell your story about the good deed you or someone you know has done, and you could win the right to select the non-profit of your choice to receive thousands of dollars to continue to empower, develop and work towards the overall health improvement of the community.
Visit www.healthmartcommunity.com TODAY to nominate someone, yourself or another non-profit for the Champions of Care Challenge from Health Mart! What are you waiting for? Call your friends, share your wonderful stories and submit them for a chance to award an amazing local non profit with a grant and start sharing!
Starting on March 17th, the public will have two weeks to vote for their favorite Champions of Care at www.healthmartcommunity.com, rally your friends and let it all begin! Let’s raise health awareness by celebrating health commitment!
Zulema A Tomlinson
I’ll look into this. I’ve got a local non profit organization that I used to work for and fully support. Thanks for sharing.
Pauline C. @ TwelveSkip.com
Sounds like a great contest! And encouraging too 🙂 Thanks for the share!!
Great post. ive been trying to get into a more healthy lifestyle but hard to resist any temptation. anyways, sounds like a great contest
I have been trying hard to get on track and stay on track. This seems like a great contest.
What a great reward, Champions of Care are very thoughtful.
I’d like to praise you for choosing a healthy lifestyle and keeping your family on the same track. The results are visible, you look top notch 🙂
That sounds like a wonderful way to get people excited about taking care of themselves.
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What a great opportunity–wonderful to share knowledge!
What a great contest! It reminds me that I really need to get on the ball about getting health insurance.
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas
I love seeing positivity promoted like this. When it comes to health, education and sharing knowledge and experience can make all the difference!
This is a terrific opportunity and sounds like a wonderful community!
This sounds like such a great program! That money can make a huge impact in our communities.
Congrats on your weight loss! I love this concept; it’s a great way to bring a community together.
Cool! Awesome contest and It sounds really interesting. I wish you luck and healthiness is really important.
Love that a company is encouraging better living. We need to understand our health is our responsibility and we need to make better decision. Good for them for trying to make a difference.
Tina @ Life Without Pink
This is a great way to give back!
I think it is awesome that they are rewarding people for doing something that can help our society as a whole. Healthy living is so important for all of us and great to pass onto our children.
What a great contest and way to give back!
Lois Alter Mark
This is a great contest. The more we can reward people who do good deeds, the more good deeds that will be done!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
I wish I could think of someone to nominate. I’m sure there will be some wonderful choices to vote on.
Wow! What a great way to give back. I love concepts like this.
What a great contest! I have also been going toward more healthier choices.
What a wonderful contents! This is such an amazing way to reward those working hard in their communities!
I love when the good is rewarded. This way we create more great opportunities for people choose the healthy way.
What a great opportunity for a deserving organization!
Wow! What a great incentive for programs to continue doing great things in communities. I applaud this initiative through Champions of Care.
What a fantastic way to help raise ideas and awareness about healthy living! Women like you who lead the way in making people aware of healthy choices are role models!
I need to get soda out of my life for good. i want to be more healthy and we all know, soda is not healthy. I am to try harder.
Sounds like a great contest. Health is so important and many people take it for granted.
I think role models who lead their community to lead healthier lifestyles should be recognized! Great job at living a healthy lifestyle!
This sounds great and a wonderful way to reward those who are doing so much for their communities!
I am like you… on a path to becoming more healthy and this is awesome. Thanks so much
This is an awesome opportunity!
This is a great contest! 🙂 I don’t think we have that pharmacy near me though! 🙁
love the idea nd the giveaway! Great for those who need it!
What a wonderful challenge and a great way to help spread the benefits of a healthy lifestyle! And congrats to you on your 30 lb weight loss. Way to go!
This is such a wonderful opportunity! Staying healthy is so important and it is great that someone is supporting the groups that want us to be healthy!
Catherine | Fit Armadillo
What a wonderful idea for a contest! Thank you for sharing the details 🙂
This sounds like such a great contest!
Reward someone for something good and encourage others to change for the better as well – love it!
What a great contest. I love people and companies who reward and give back
What a great giveaway. And an awesome concept behind it too!
Life with Kaishon
What a great way to give back! I love that all of the changes you have made have impacted your family in such a positive way. I am drinking some water right now inspired by you : ).
Loved hearing that! Thank you so much for sharing! It’s all about small steps…
kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
How wonderful! Everyone is a hero in their own way and it’s nice to see an opportunity for an amazing reward.
What a great contest to those who deserve it.
This is awesome! I think its great to be rewarded for making healthy choices. Sometimes we feel so deprived and rewarded in the form of a grant, an amazing opportunity for people.
A lot of these local heroes are the backbones of small town communities all over the nation. There reach extends far beyond the work they do and it’s great that they’re being honored.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
This is an awesome contest & definitely a great way to reward people who are doing good in the community!
Sounds like a great contest to reward the “helpers” in our community.
This is a great contest! It should be a no brainer to come up with good deeds, and we should all be living healthy lives.
What a wonderful contest! I love it when people who are making great changes in their lives are rewarded for their hard work.
Mama to 5 BLessings
sounds great, we have one of these pharmacies local to me too!