Story last updated at 2/11/2009 - 11:38 am
SITKA - Do you have a friend or neighbor you think is a fine example of a healthy role model or wellness champion? The steering committee for the third annual Sitka Health Summit, "Working Together for a Healthier Sitka," is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented during this year's summit, which takes place April 29-May 1 at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
These awards are for Sitka residents who have made outstanding contributions in one of six categories: physical activity, nutrition, safety or injury prevention, tobacco prevention or control, holistic health and general wellness. One individual and one group will be honored in each category. Nominations are open to adults, youth, elders, policy makers, health-care providers and Sitkans from of all walks of life who make the community a healthier place to live.
The awards will be presented during the Sitka Health Summit community dinner on April 29.
Each nomination should include a brief description of why this individual or group deserves an award, and it should provide contact information for both the nominator and the nominee, if it's available.
Nominations should be received by Penny Lehmann no later than Monday, March 16. Nominations can be called into Penny at 747-3255, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Penny Lehmann, Sitka Public Health Center, 210 Moller Dr., Sitka, AK 99835. Nominations also can be submitted online by going to http://www.sitkahealthsummit.org/ and looking for the awards nomination link in the left-hand column.