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Vote Now! Three Special Olympics Health Videos Nominated for 2023 Sharecare Awards

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6 June 2023. Three Special Olympics health and fitness videos have been named as finalists for the 2023 Sharecare Awards, which recognize best-in-class productions and programs that promote well-being and embody the spirit of “sharing care.” The award for each category is determined by judges and the entry that receives the most votes from the general public get a special Sharing Care award. Voting begins today and lasts through 16 June 2023. You are encouraged to vote every day using the links below.

“Each finalist was mindfully selected from hundreds of entries submitted across the 13 awards categories,” said Donna Hill Howes, chief nursing officer of Sharecare. “Selected by our competition’s esteemed Academy of Judges, comprised of renowned experts in health and media, and their juries, the finalists’ entries exemplify the inspiring commitment to ‘sharing care’ that the Sharecare Awards seeks to elevate and honor.”

Thank you to our partners who worked on and/or appeared in the videos including Special Olympics Ambassador and WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre, WWE, and Starkey Cares and the Lions Club Foundation.


Starkey Cares: Starkey Hearing at the 2022 USA Games

An athlete sits while a health provider screens his hearing.
An athlete receives a hearing screening at Special Olympics 2022 USA Game.

Starkey Cares: Starkey Hearing at the 2022 USA Games is a finalist in the Disruptors in Healthcare category. Special Olympics partner Starkey Hearing -- one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world -- provides Special Olympics athletes with the hearing health resources they need to be connected to their coaches, teams, and the people who love and support them. This video highlights the great work of #StarkeyCares and the Healthy Hearing Program at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando.

Special Olympics United with Refugees: Addressing the Crisis in Ukraine

Boy swings upside down on parallel bars which adults spot him.
Special Olympics athlete Makar does gymnastics training in Poland where he lives as a refugee from Ukraine.

Special Olympics United with Refugees: Addressing the Crisis in Ukraine is a finalist in the Health Activism/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category. In partnership with Lions Club International Foundation, The Special Olympics Unified with Refugees platform is using sport and fitness to address issues faces by those not only fleeing violence but integrating into new host communities. In this powerful video produced by Special Olympics Slovakia, we highlight Makar’s journey to becoming a Special Olympics Slovakia athlete.

School of Strength: Class Is Now in Session

Drew McIntyre addresses the camera while standing in a gym.
Drew McIntyre on set.

School of Strength: Class Is Now in Session is a finalist in the Healthy Living category. Ready to take your workout to the next level? WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre takes you through 10 exercises from the Unified Fitness Kit Cards that will help you improve your endurance, strength, and agility.

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