After hundreds of nominations, thousands of votes, and months of waiting, Lansdale native Amanda Piccirilli-Hall has won the Eighth Annual Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge.
Presented by Independence Blue Cross and Philadelphia magazine, the Health Hero Challenge is a celebration of local, everyday heroes who are making a positive impact on the health and wellness of their communities.
Piccirilli-Hall – a North Penn High School graduate and Account Supervisor at Devine + Partners, a public relations agency in Philadelphia – received $15,000 for the nonprofit of her choice: Ainsley’s Angels of America. The amount represents the largest grand prize in the history of the Health Hero Challenge.
Ainsley’s Angels is a nonprofit that pairs able-bodied runners with those who wouldn’t be able to complete an endurance race without assistance. Piccirilli-Hall volunteers as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and the Southeast Pennsylvania Ambassador for the organization.
“Ainsley’s Angels is meaningful to me because it makes me feel thankful each and every day for all of the abilities I’ve been given in my life, especially mobility,” said Piccirilli-Hall, a marathoner and triathlete. “Ainsley’s Angels allows me to use my gifts to make others’ dreams come true.”
Piccirilli-Hall possesses a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University in Maryland, where she played soccer as a Division I athlete.
As an ambassador for Ainsley’s Angels, she works with race directors across the country to educate them about the organization and the positive impact it is making on people’s lives.
Featured image of Amanda Piccirilli-Hall via Theresa Regan.