SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart, a community franchise of more than 3,100 independently owned pharmacies across all 50 states, last week got the word out about its Champions of Care Challenge through the mommy blogger network in sponsored posts from the Niche Parent Network & Conference.
It's an opportunity to reach the local community through the local community. According to the multiple mommy blog posts, Health Mart pharmacists are pledging $50,000 in grants that will be awarded to community health nonprofits to recognize them for improving health and well-being in their communities. Those local nonprofits will be chosen by a Champion of Care who is nominated at HealthMartCommunity.com. And beginning March 17, Health Mart fans will have two weeks to vote for their favorite Champion of Care at the site.
The grand prize winner will be able to direct a $30,000 grant to their local nonprofit. The second-place winner will be dispensed a $3,000 grant and third place $2,000. The remaining $15,000 in grants will be dispensed in $1,000 increments by each of 15 finalists.
"Do you know someone who perhaps volunteers to help the elderly? Cooks meals, or just spends time with those in need? Simply fill out the form on the site, then attach a photo of the hero involved, and submit your entry. Simple, right?" writes mommy blogger Diana at NannytoMommy.com. "Health Mart’s Champions of Care Challenge will shine a bright light on those unsung local heroes whose everyday actions have built healthier families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities."