NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) today announced the honorees of the 2008 WebMD Health Heroes awards, featured in the November/December issue of WebMD the Magazine. The third annual WebMD Health Heroes Awards honor four Americans who face health issues with the vision and drive to inspire others to action.
Top Hollywood Producer Starts Revolutionary Movement to Help End Cancer
Laura Ziskin, breast cancer survivor and Hollywood producer of movies such as Pretty Woman and Spider-Man, co-founded an organization called Stand Up to Cancer. Through a nationally televised special in September 2008 that was simulcast on CBS, NBC and ABC, more than $100 million was raised for cancer research and treatment. Ziskin's goal is to have at least one new cancer drug come from this effort.
Hispanic Health Pioneer Empowers Urban Children to Clean Up Their Environment
Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., launched a program for children who live in urban areas called the Health and Environment Action Network. Dr. Delgado's goal is to help clean up some of the nation's dirtiest cities, to give children in these areas a better future. Her program, which launched in 2007, distributes mobile environmental monitors to children in cities including Detroit and Brooklyn. The children use the devices to track area pollutants and the information is reported online at HEANaction.org. Dr. Delgado is also the director of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in Washington, DC, where she heads up programs to improve the health of Latino youths and families across the country.
Young Girl's Triathlon Team Raises more than $100K for Cancer Research
Nine-year-old Winter Vinecki from Gaylord, Michigan, created "Team
Winter" to raise money for cancer research after her father was diagnosed
with prostate cancer. Vinecki gathered a group of runners and triathletes
from all over the U.S. who helped raise more than $100,000 t
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