Diveheart announces its recognition as a winner in the 2021 Sharecare Awards in the category of Healthy Living for “Living the Possibilities,” a student documentary film about Diveheart, a Downers Grove, Illinois-based nonprofit which uses scuba therapy to help adults, children and veterans with disabilities.
Established by Sharecare in association with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter (NY NATAS), the Sharecare Emmy Awards promote and reward excellence for the best productions and programming in health and well-being.
Diveheart is one of 18 winners in the third annual Sharecare Emmy Awards across categories spanning various media formats, health topics, and individual achievements.
Created by High School Students
Since 2001, Diveheart, a Downers Grove-based nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization has been helping children, veterans and others with cognitive and physical disabilities find self-esteem and confidence through scuba therapy. “Living the Possibilities” was created by student documentary filmmakers Lina Pedrelli, Kate Hershey and Emmy Galante who attended Glenbrook South High School in Northbrook, Illinois. They chose Diveheart and its scuba therapy program as a story for their documentary film.
“Winning this year is an extra special honor as we, at Diveheart, are celebrating our 20th year of serving people with disabilities. We are thankful to our donors, volunteers, and adaptive divers. I also want to thank the young women from Glenbrook South High School who produced ‘Living The Possibilities,’ which continues to help us share the Diveheart mission and vision.”— Diveheart Executive Director Tinamarie Hernandez
Social Media Campaign
Now in its third year, the Sharecare Emmy Awards is honoring Diveheart and all 2021 award winners with a month-long social campaign featuring a range of health and well-being influencers and celebrity activists, including NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, and CNN chief medical correspondent and inaugural Sharecare Award winner Dr. Sanjay Gupta, among others.
As category winners are revealed via Sharecare’s Facebook and Twitter channels, the virtual Sharecare Emmy Awards celebration aims to amplify the important work of each honoree while allowing the general public to take part in the awards program from anywhere with the hashtag #AllTogetherBetter.
“Over the last year and especially in the challenging pandemic environment, we’ve witnessed the invaluable role that digitally-driven content, programs, and initiatives play in promoting our collective well-being. It’s our privilege to celebrate and showcase the best-in-class work of our winners who show the impact education, awareness, and inspired action can make in creating healthier populations now and into the future.”— Donna Hill Howes, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of corporate partnerships at Sharecare
The Sharecare Emmy Awards is operated through the Sharecare Foundation, a nonprofit entity that Sharecare established solely in support of this awards program, with the support of its sponsors and in association with NY NATAS, which fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy Award.
Entries were judged by the Sharecare Awards Academy of Judges – a curated team of leading healthcare and media professionals with expertise in each of the competition categories. The Sharecare Emmy Award in each category was determined after a second round of judging by the deans of the Academy of Judges and a committee of additional experts.
[Source(s): Diveheart, PRWeb]