Nomination deadline is December 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – In partnership with the American Heart Association’s Winston-Salem Heart Ball, Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, LLP is proud to announce that the first-ever Healthy Heart Champions in Forsyth County has begun.

As part of the Healthy Heart Champions, Womble Carlyle and the American Heart Association are now accepting nominations for men and women who have made lifestyle changes in exercise and eating habits to prevent heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the Number One killer of both men and women in the United States. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the nation and the leading cause of permanent disability. In Forsyth County, heart disease and stroke are the 2nd and 4th leading causes of death respectively.

“With heart disease and stroke being up to 80% preventable, we are excited to recognize those individuals in our community that are not only setting true examples of living heart healthy, but are in fact raising the bar for heart health in Forsyth County,” shares William Whitehurst, Winston-Salem Office Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle and Chair of the American Heart Association’s 2017 Winston-Salem Heart Ball. “It is my great honor to lead the charge with Womble Carlyle to encourage the residents of Forsyth County to embrace a culture of health.”

Three finalists will be announced at the Healthy Heart Champions celebration in January 2017. Public voting will decide the 2017 Healthy Heart ChampionWinner, which will be announced at the Winston-Salem Heart Ball on Friday, April 28. The winner will receive great prizes and become the “Face of Heart Health” in Forsyth County for 2017.

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit our website.

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 550-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us. 

Womble Carlyle has a transatlantic alliance with leading UK firm Bond Dickinson to provide clients with domestic legal, regulatory and business advice in both the US and UK Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s partnership with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we also can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

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