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April 3rd, 2013

Announcing: WEGO Health Activist Award Winners!

by Susan

Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards!

We’ll be doing features on each of our winners over the coming weeks but here’s a complete list – make sure to stop by and congratulate all of these great Health Activists:

 

Advocating for Another Award

Winner – Lori Sames from Hannah’s Hope Fund
watch a quick video about Lori here

 

Best Ensemble Cast Award

Winner – The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (IAAM)
watch a quick video about IAAM here

 

Best in Show: Blog Award

Winner – Amy Medling from PCOS Diva
watch a quick video about PCOS Diva here

 

Best in Show: Community Award

Winner – Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA)
watch a quick video about KFA here

 

Best in Show: Facebook Award

Winner – Christie Zink of irefuseeb.org
watch a quick video about Christie here

 

Best in Show: Twitter Award

Winner – Nicole McLean of  My Fabulous Boobies
watch a quick video about Nicole here

 

Best in Show: Video Award

Winner – Nikki Tyler Defruscio of Pumpwear
watch a quick video about Nikki and Pumpwear

 

Best Kept Secret Award

Winner – Susan Urell from Molartron
watch a quick video about Molartron here

 

Health Activist Hero

Winner – Katherine Stone from Postpartum Progress
watch a quick video about Katherine here

 

Hilarious Health Activist Award

Winner – Chato B. Stewart from Mental Health Humor
watch a quick video about Chato here

 

Mr/Ms Congeniality Award

Winner – Barby Ingle from Power of Pain
watch a quick video about Barby here

 

Paperboy Award

Winner – Carrie Arnold from ED Bites
watch  a quick video about Carrie here

 

Rookie of the Year Award

Winner – Rebecca Black from Pretty Lil Celiac
watch a quick video about Rebecca here

 

Silver Stethoscope Award

Winner – Heather Swift from The Other Side of the Stethoscope
and Take Awareness 2 Action
watch a quick video about Heather here

 

Trailblazer Award

Winner – Aaron Laxton from My HIV Journey
watch a quick video about Aaron here

 

Unsung Hero Award

Winner – Janie Bowthorpe of Stop the Thyroid Madness
watch a quick video about Janie here

 


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December 4th, 2012

Nominate for: Best Kept Secret 2012

by Susan

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

 

Best Kept Secret Award 2012


The internet is a vast place, making it near impossible to find all of the amazing content that exists. But other Health Activists often have the best recommendations – so which Health Activist would you recommend that everyone follow? Who is a hidden gem who creates great content and deserves the spotlight? Who deserves double the readership because they are doing great things as an advocate? Help us uncover the best kept secret of the online health space! They may become too busy to chat with you- but others will benefit from their contributions and will think fondly of you for spreading the word.

Who do you want other Health Activists to know, follow, and love?

Nominate them for Best Kept Secret!

 

Be sure to visit the Best Kept Secret – Pinterest Board to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

Last year’s winner of the Best Kept Secret 2011 award went to Heidi Skiba of Ostomy OutdoorsWatch her Award announcement video here.

 

Remember: you can nominate as many people as you like! We will be taking nominations until December 31, 2012. Then, after nominations are closed, the  judging panel will begin reviewing finalists and selecting winners throughout the month of January. Read more about the process on our Awards FAQ page.

 

 

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November 28th, 2012

Nominate for: Best Ensemble Cast

by Amanda

It’s WEGO Health Activist Awards season! Let’s celebrate the amazing things that members of the online health community did in 2012. Here at WEGO Health, we’ll be sharing our favorite parts of Health Activism now til the end of the year – and we hope you’ll join us. A great (and easy) way to say “thanks” and recognize the hard work of an advocate you know  is by nominating them for an award!

 

Best Ensemble Cast 2012

 

 

There are Health Activists who work seamlessly alongside other advocates and make a great team. Together, they may lead organizations, co-write blogs, plan events, or run communities — but no matter what they do, they are really helping others. This ensemble has wide-reaching impact on the health community they lead and are making a difference. They may be two people or two thousand people – but they are worth awarding as a whole united group of advocates.

 

Which group of advocates would you like to commemorate?

 

Nominate them for Best Ensemble Cast in 2012!

 

Be sure to visit the Best Ensemble Cast on Pinterest to see some of the folks who are already nominated! We’ll continue to tweet, Facebook, and email nominees throughout the next month.

 

This award is brand new to 2012 and came from the idea that sometimes you can’t choose just one person to nominate when a whole team of folks are doing their part.

 

 

Remember: you can nominate as many people as you like! We will be taking nominations until December 31, 2012. Then, after nominations are closed, the  judging panel will begin reviewing finalists and selecting winners throughout the month of January. Read more about the process on ourAwards FAQ page.

 

 

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

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: 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: 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.