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Health

Healthy Lombard accepts Health Heroes nominations

LOMBARD – Healthy Lombard is now accepting nominations for its annual Health Heroes recognition, which honors people and companies for making healthy choices.

The awards honor individuals who have made a noticeable effort to improve their personal health and wellness during the past year and work sites that have made positive, healthy changes in their work environments, according to a Healthy Lombard news release.

Those who are chosen for the Health Heroes recognition will receive their awards at the 2015 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Yorktown Shopping Center.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and anyone is welcome to attend. It will feature health-related displays, free health screenings and the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations. 

This health and fitness event is made possible through the sponsorship of Partners of Healthy Lombard, a nonprofit established in 2009 to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living for everyone, the release stated.

Health Heroes nominations should include a one-paragraph explanation describing what the person has done to get healthy or what the company has done to make the workplace healthier for its employees this year. Contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address, needs to be included for both the nominator and the nominee.

The nomination should be emailed by Jan. 31 to Healthy Lombard founder Jay Wojcik at jay@healthylombard.com. Questions also should be directed to this email address.

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