Posts tagged ‘Meet the HAAwards Finalists’

February 23rd, 2012

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Christie Germans

by Amanda

I’d like to introduce you to Hilarious Health Activist Finalist and MS Health Activist – Christie Germans! Christie blogs over at The Lesion Journals and brings humor along with her glimpse into life with Multiple Sclerosis. She balances lighter content with educational posts and resources for those in her community. It’s clear that …Read More

February 16th, 2012

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Wendy Holcombe

by Amanda

I’d like to introduce you to TMI Award Finalist, and Health Activist – Wendy Holcombe! Wendy is a Chronic Illness Health Activist who blogs over at Picnic With Ants. Nominated for her honest approach to blogging, Wendy chronicles all her “ants” (chronic illnesses) with a unique voice that really resonates with her readers. She openly …Read More

February 15th, 2012

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Regina Townsend

by Amanda

I’d like to introduce you to Best Kept Secret Finalist, and Health Activist – Regina Townsend! Regina has made it her personal mission to raise awareness for African American Infertility and Reproductive Health by starting not-for-profit organization and community, The Broken Brown Egg Foundation. Started “on the belief that there …Read More

February 13th, 2012

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Cookie Hopper

by Amanda

I’d like to introduce you to a Rookie of the Year Finalist, and a Health Activist who has made a huge difference by “giving a face” to hundreds of people living with AS, Cookie Hopper of Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Through her work in creating a site that focuses on giving patients living with Ankylosing Spondylitis the opportunity to share their …Read More

February 10th, 2012

Meet The HAAwards Finalists: Kim Vlasnik

by Amanda

I’d like to introduce you to Rookie of the Year Finalist, and Diabetes Health Activist – Kim Vlasnik! Kim is no stranger to the web, blogging at Texting My Pancreas and drawing hilarious cartoons – but her new project started in 2011 the You Can Do This Project brought a fresh idea to the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) centered around videos of support under the aptly titled mantra “You can do …Read More

February 9th, 2012

Meet The HAAwards Finalists

by Amanda

In the spirit of Health Activist Matchmaking Month, we will be doing one of my favorite things here on the blog: introducing new Health Activists! Meeting people is a huge part of online community (and the best perk of social media as far as I’m concerned). These Health Activists work alongside you in the landscape of “online health …Read More

February 9th, 2012

The Health Activist Awards – All Finalists

by Amanda

Hilarious Health Activist
You swear you’re at a comedy show.  This Health Activist brings the funny with the advocacy.


Christie Germans – +/0+/

Chato Stewart – +/1+/

Rick Green – +/2+/

Jaquie Wojcik – +/3+/

Jenny – +/4+/

Jackie Zimmerman – +/5+/

Doug Ankerman – +/6+/

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


Amy Tenderich – +/7+/

Mark Stecker – +/8+/

Brigid Laurito – +/9+/

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

Erika Hanson Brown – +/10+/

Kim Vlasnik – +/11+/

Sara – +/12+/

Cookie Hopper – +/13+/


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 – +/14+/

Jason Leitman – +/15+/

Max Szadek – +/16+/

Ellen Schnakenberg – +/17+/

Christine Miserandino – +/18+/

Patty Hagler-Verdugo – +/19+/

Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh – +/20+/

Best Affirmation Post

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


Wil Dubois – +/21+/

Christine Miserandino – +/22+/

Timothy Ringgold – +/23+/

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