UTICA, March 17, 2021 – It always sounds straightforward, eating better and exercising more. But habits can be hard to break, and the past year has presented challenges that have seen us leading more sedentary lifestyles and facing challenges that have disrupted everyone’s health routines.
Now more than ever, the American Heart Association and Sovena USA are ready to honor someone who has made significant improvements to their health. The search for the 10th annual Lifestyle Change Award winner of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk in 2021 officially launches today. People can nominate someone they know, or themselves, by filling out this form. The form is also available on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk on the Facebook page @AHANewYork. The deadline to submit nominations is May 9 and the award will be presented at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, a digital event, on May 15.
“We are excited to be sponsoring the ‘Healthy for Good Lifestyle Change Award’ for the 10th year in a row,” said Natalie Jennings, Marketing Associate, Sovena Group. “We are inspired each year by the nominations we receive and applaud those who are taking action to create healthier lifestyles for themselves. We give this award in order to highlight those in our community that inspire others every day to work toward a better future for themselves and for those around them. We want to honor those who are making healthy changes and helping others, in hopes it encourages even more people to do so. Eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is engrained in what we do, which is why our work with the American Heart Association is so fitting.”
“The Lifestyle Change Award is more important than ever, as we look at giving out the award for the 10th year in a row,” said Steve Gassner, administrative officer at Mohawk Valley Water Authority, chair of the Utica Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, and logistics chair of America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. “Being heart-healthy is the best way to prevent heart disease and stroke, and is also a powerful weapon against COVID-19. It’s also a part of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk that everyone is ready to celebrate.”
To register for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, visit UticaHeartRunWalk.org.