American Heart Association announces Lifestyle Change Award

Applications now being accepted for Heart Run & Walk honor

The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health. To do that, the American Heart Association is now accepting nominations for the Lifestyle Change Award.

The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Olivari Olive Oil, honors someone who has made significant, positive changes in an effort to live longer and healthier.

Nominations can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives. Individuals can also choose to nominate themselves. Nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 12.

Photos and stories from finalists will be posted on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Facebook page at @HeartCNY. The winner will be chosen by a combination of a panel of judges and public votes on Facebook. Voting will be held from Thursday, February 1st through Friday, Feb. 16. The winner will then be chosen and recognized at the America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk closing ceremony on March 3, 2018, in the Utica College gymnasium.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at, requested by emailing or calling (315) 580-3960. Completed copies can be emailed to or printed versions may be mailed to: Attn: Lifestyle Change Award, American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, N.Y. 13502.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 12, 2018.

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