Nominate your local hero in the Champions of Care Challenge!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Niche Parent and HealthMart Pharmacy. All opinions are my own.

Champions of Care Challenge

As many of you know, my dear friend Sandra has spent the past seven months helping her 4 year-old son David through his struggle with severe Aplastic Anemia.

Although David was lucky enough to find a bone marrow donor and is on his way to a full recovery, he has gone through enormous physical changes and still has a way to go. In addition to taking care of David, administering his numerous medications, and driving him to his many doctor appointments, Sandra had to live in the hospital for over a month with David while he underwent his bone marrow transplant.

While I tried to be a help and support to Sandra and David through this difficult time, we were separated by several states, and I couldn’t be there in person to physically support them with a hug, a warm meal or a shoulder to cry on.

Luckily, there were many wonderful nurses, doctors and staff to help them through. The support they received from their immediate community was really what helped them endure to setbacks and difficult days.

Do you know a hero?

David and Sandra’s story is, unfortunately, not unique, as many Americans all over the country battle for their health everyday. But the quiet heroes in the background that help these people through their toughest times are really deserving of our love and admiration.

That’s why Health Mart Pharmacy has started a Champions of Care Challenge, in which their pharmacists will award $50,000 in grants to community non-profits to recognize these health heroes for improving health and well-being in their local areas.

How can you nominate your hero?

If you know someone who deserves to have a light shined on their actions that have helped build healthier families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities, head over to the Champions of Care Challenge web site today and nominate them!

Entering is simple–just tell Health Mart your story about the helpful actions someone you know has done, and you could win the right to select the non-profit of your chose to receive thousands of dollars to continue the work that contributes to the health of the community:

  • 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 the 15 finalists

You can even nominate yourself!

Then, beginning on March 17, and continuing for the next two weeks, voting will take place for the favorite Champions of Care at

Here’s to all the wonderful Champions of Care throughout the country!  Good luck to them all!

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