Archive for January, 2012

January 30th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: TMI Award

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners of the Health Activist Awards – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

Let’s look at the TMI Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

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TMI Award This Health Activist always goes there – no matter how personal or embarassing the story.

 

Mo- Mommy Odyssey


Jacquie Wojcik – Bad Pancreas


Sara – A Girl With Guts


Jenni Schaeffer – Jenni’s Guts


Brynn Hultquist – Lupus Interrupted


Wendy Holcombe – Picnic With Ants


Congrats, Finalists – you’re brazen, brave, and bring a lot of awareness while entertaining and helping your communities.

 

January 30th, 2012

The Health Activist Awards Ceremony: Tomorrow Live at 3pm ET

by Amanda

It’s here, everyone! After months of nominations, judging, calculations, and support from the Health Activist community – our Health Activist Award envelopes are sealed and ready to be opened to reveal the winners live tomorrow during our Health Activist Tweetchat! (#HAchat on Twitter)

 

Don’t have Twitter but still want to watch the Awards Ceremony? Just visit our Tweetchat room at 3pm ET and watch the excitement unfold: http://tweetchat.com/room/HAchat

 

We will also be posting the official winners to our Facebook page so if you’ve “liked” us you can watch our page for the announcements there as well!

 

After the Awards Ceremony we’ll be sharing the winners here on the blog with features, highlights, and quotes each week – so you’ll be able to get to know these awesome Health Activists in more detail and share them with your communities.

 

We can’t wait to share in the excitement with you tomorrow at 3pm ET – we appreciate your patience with us during our first ever Awards and love your support and enthusiasm for the online health community and all of the amazing folks who lead every day.

 

 

January 30th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Offline Crusader

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at the Offline Crusader Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

 

 

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Offline Crusader Award
This Health Activist did amazing things offline this year. Tell us about your favorite.

 

Regina Holliday – Walking Gallery 2010 | Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog


Erin Smith – NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group | Gluten-Free Fun


Jennifer Pettit – Disability Mentoring Day and UII Events | MY UII Blog


MJ Train & Michelle Litchman – Diabetes Mixer | Sweet Advice


Congrats, Finalists – you bring the passion of online health advocacy offline, expanding your efforts and awareness for your communities.

 

January 30th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Best Kept Secret

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at all the Best Kept Secret Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know!

 

 

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Best Kept Secret Award
Who is a hidden gem of the Health Activist world?

 

Selena MKI – Oh My Aches and Pains


Rick Pescatore- Little White Coats


Lee Horbachewski – SimpLee Serene


Heidi Skiba – Ostomy Outdoors


Rudy Sims – @disability


Regina Townsend – The Brown Egg


Congrats, Finalists – people think you’re doing amazing things and that now’s your chance to shine as the awesome leaders you are!

 

January 30th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Best In Show

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at all the Best in Show Finalists. One of these will be the winner – in each category – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know, like, follow, and read!

 

 

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Best in Show: Blog
This Health Activist dominates the blog platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Kerri Sparling – Six Until Me


Maisie McInerney- Lyme Chick


Jenna Dye Visscher – The Feeding Edge


Pandora – Serial Insomniac


Natasha Tracy – Bipolar Burble | Natasha Tracy Online


Best in Show: Community
This Health Activist dominates a community or forum platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Jason Leitman – Crohn’s Disease and My Experience


Max Szadek – Divabetic


Jeffrey Roberts – IBS Group


Jenni Prokopy – ChronicBabe


Paul Gileno – US Pain Foundation


Best in Show: Facebook
This Health Activist dominates the Facebook platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Jeffrey Roberts – IBS Self Help Group on Facebook


Katie Brown – LUNGevity Foundation on Facebook


Niki Wyre – RA Chicks on Facebook


Best in Show: Twitter
This Health Activist dominates the Twitter platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Nate Osit – @NateOsit


Cherise Shockley – #DSMA and @Diabetic_Iz_Me


Jason Leitman – @CrohnsDiseaseSN


Congrats, Finalists – you’re super role models for every platform you use and lead!

 

January 29th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Advocating for Another Award

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at the Advocating for Another Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

 

 

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Advocating for Another Award
Award the dedication of someone who raises awareness for the condition of someone they love.

 

Penny Williams – A Mom’s View of ADHD


Andrea Hardaway – Voice Matters


Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh – Laura’s Soapbox


Alexis Nicole Newell – The Chronicles of D-Boy and Ribbon


Scott Benner – Arden’s Day




Congrats, Finalists – you’re amazing examples of Health Activists who advocate every day for someone they love.

 

January 29th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Best Affirmation Post

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each Health Activist Award.   Let’s look at the Best Affirmation Post Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible posts by Health Activists that you should read.

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Best Affirmation Post

The best single post that explains, outlines, or affirms the Health Activist mission.

 

Wil Dubois – I love you guys (and maybe the girls a little bit more” | LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles


Christine Miserandino – The Spoon Theory” | But You Don’t Look Sick


Timothy Ringgold – A New Day +1?” | Bella’s Blessings


Kymberli Barney – The Truth About Trying” | The Smartness”


Congrats, Finalists – your posts (and blogs in general) are great – and you really inspire people to become leaders, too.

January 29th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Health Activist Hero

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at the Health Activist Hero Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

 

 

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Health Activist Hero Award
Who has changed your life? There are some people who can change your entire outlook on life just with their story, their dedication, their words, and their encouragement. Who is your Health Activist Hero? Who would you like to thank and why? This award is an emotional one but will yield some incredible camaraderie.

 

Kelly Wahle – Fly With Hope


Jason Leitman – Crohn’s Disease Support Network


Max Szadek – Divabetic


Ellen Schnakenberg – Migraine.com


Christine Miserandino – But You Don’t Look Sick


Patty Hagler-Verdugo – Dr. Patty


Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh – F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders



Congrats, Finalists – you’re changing people’s lives through your inspiration communities.

 

January 28th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Rookie of the Year

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners of the Health Activist Awards – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.   Let’s look at the Rookie of the Year Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

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Rookie of the Year The Health Activist who came on the scene in 2011 but has inspired the entire community.


Erika Hanson Brown – Colontown

Kim Vlasnik – You Can Do This Project

Sara – A Girl With Guts

Cookie Hopper – The Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis



Congrats, Finalists – you’ve done such great things in your first years, we can’t wait to see where you go from here!



January 28th, 2012

Announcing Health Activist Award Finalists: Paperboy Award

by Amanda

Before we announce the winners – we want to announce who made the cut and were selected as Finalists for each award.

 

Let’s look at the Paperboy Award Finalists. One of these will be the winner – but all are incredible Health Activists that you should know.

 

 

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Paperboy Award
The Health Activist who always brings you the latest and greatest news and research.

 

Amy Tenderich – Diabetes Mine


Mark Stecker – Wheelchair Kamikaze


Brigid Laurito – My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey



Congrats, Finalists – you’re each so informative and offer incredible information for your communities and anyone else who reads your work.