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    WebMD Health Heroes

    Every year since 2006 we’ve honored a group of outstanding people who work to find cures, raise awareness, encourage research, or get treatment to people in need. They're WebMD’s Health Heroes.

    Some are health care professionals with the backing of hospitals or universities. Others are regular folks with a dream and desire to help. They all share a passion for making a difference and making things better.

    Here, we revisit some of our Health Heroes. Find out what they've been up to lately.

    2006

    Clare Rosenfeld Evans

    Doctoral Candidate

    Cambridge, Mass.

    Not long after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at age 7, Evans gave her first speech as an advocate, to raise interest and help for the disease. It's a role she kept up throughout high school and college. She and her mother worked to get a UN Resolution to observe World Diabetes Day.

    What she learned led her to the Harvard School of Public Health, where she’s now seeking an advanced degree. “I became interested in the causes of health inequalities and what we might be able to do to address those inequalities,” she says.

    Evans hopes to become a professor “to pursue the three things I feel most passionate about -- teaching, research and advocacy.”

    2007

    Craig Lambrecht, MD

    President, Sanford Health

    West Bismarck, N.D.

    As a National Guardsman in Iraq, Lambrecht treated children at a U.S. Army burn unit. When supplies ran low, this ER surgeon reached out to colleagues at his home hospital. They helped raise more than $600,000 in funds and supplies. He later brought Iraqi children to the U.S. for treatment.

    Now retired from the Guard, Lambrecht is a hospital president, with another challenge. He’s working to build a strong health care system for an area that’s become something of a boomtown thanks to a recent oil rush.

    “It’s another Iraq – but in a good sense,” he says of trying to keep up with health needs in a changing environment.

    2008

    Katherine Stone

    Postpartum Progress Blogger

    Fayetteville, Ga.

    2016 People's Choice Voting Closed

    Voting for WebMD's 2016 People's Choice Health Hero is now closed. The winner, chosen from these celebrity health advocates, will be announced here on Nov. 3 and in the November/December issue of WebMD Magazine.

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    Find out who won and see coverage from the awards gala on Nov. 3.

    • Anthony Anderson

      Anthony Anderson

      Like the Black-ish character he plays on TV, Anderson has type 2 diabetes. He works health messages into the show's script -- reaching millions of viewers.
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    • Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

      Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

      This duo co-authored two best-selling books about women's health, broaching the topics of nutrition, fitness, self-acceptance, and embracing the aging process.
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    • Padma Lakshmi

      Padma Lakshmi

      This Top Chef host co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America and is an ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, which works to end AIDS.
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    • Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen

      Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen

      These Hilarity for Charity co-founders know the effects of Alzheimer's firsthand and have found a unique way to fight the disease -- with laughter.
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    Awards Gala Coverage

    Health Heroes Honored

    Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, hosted WebMD's 2015 Health Hero awards in November in New York City.

    Featured Charities

    WebMD thanks the following organizations for participating in the 2015 Health Hero Awards.