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Cast your vote: Boys & Girls Club closer to winning $30,000



     Voters have until this Sunday to vote online for Jan Day, director of the Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia – Gilmer County, in the Health Mart Champions of Care Challenge. Day has advanced to the final round and if she wins has designated The Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia to receive the grant money. A vote for Jan could mean important work gets done for kids in our community here in Pickens.

    Day is one of 10 finalists for the top prize in a socially innovative contest to recognize people who are making their communities healthier.
    “Jan leads her team of staff and volunteers in developing healthy lifestyle programs for youth including daily physical fitness, drug and alcohol prevention programs, nutrition, socialization skill development, and oral hygiene,” said Michele Brackin, who nominated Day as Champion of Care. “Jan believes that we, as an organization, can help make a difference by working with our young people to make change and she is certainly making this happen.”
    Fifteen finalists were selected from all submissions by a panel of judges. People across the country then voted for their favorite, narrowing the list to 10. People can now vote for America’s most caring community champions at
    The prizes for the finalists with the most votes include:
    A $30,000 grant for a local non-profit chosen by the grand prize winner.
    A $3,000 grant for a local non-profit chose by the first runner-up.
    A $2,000 grant for a local non-profit chosen by the second runner-up.

    Health Mart is an independent pharmacy franchise with more than 3,100 locally owned community pharmacies in 50 states.

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