ABC News: Looking For The “Picture Of Health”

By Alissa Krinsky 

In a press release, ABC News announces it is teaming up with Prevention magazine for the second annual “Picture of Health” contest. The goal? To find a woman, 40+, who is the “Picture of Health”. The winner will receive $10,000 ($5,000 for herself and $5,000 for a charity of choice), and will appear on Good Morning America in June, and in Prevention‘s September issue.

Last year’s winner was B.J. Reed, 66, of Medford, Oregon, who survived a coma after a car accident. Told she would never bend her knee again, she went on to train for marathons and triathlons.

Entrants must submit essays explaining what good health means to them, and must upload a one-minute testimonial video. Click on continued to read the release.

December 3, 2007




ABC News Now and Prevention magazine today announced the second annual nationwide contest to find the woman 40+ who is the “Picture of Health.” To enter the Picture of Health contest, women or their nominators must submit essays explaining in 250 words or less what good health means to them. Each entrant must also upload a 1-minute “Picture of Health” testimonial video. Each qualifying video will be posted to ABC News’ new “Talk Back” Web site, where users will be able to comment, rate and link each video. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2008 and entries may be submitted at

Five finalists and their stories, videos, and stay-healthy tips will be profiled in the June issue of Prevention magazine (on newsstands May 6, 2008), on and on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Votes can be cast for the final winner on The winner will receive $10,000–$5,000 for herself and $5,000 for her charity of choice, which will be announced on “Good Morning America” and appear in the September issue of Prevention.

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” is anchored by Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts. Chris Cuomo is the news anchor and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The weekday morning news program airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 9:00am/EDT on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”

About ABC News is the 24-hour online news service of ABC News launched in May 1997 and is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News Now, a 24-hour digital network that offers a wide range of live and on-demand programming, is currently available to more than 34 million users across cable, broadband and mobile. Key partners include Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, Charter, RCN, and MobiTV.

About Prevention

Prevention is the #1 healthy lifestyle magazine brand and the 10th largest magazine in the nation, with more than 11 million readers. The top online health magazine destination, has 1.6 million unique visitors each month. This year, Prevention will publish more than 15 branded books, 18 special-interest publications, 14 international editions, five bookazines and five DVDs under the bestselling Prevention Fitness Systems. Team Prevention,, will also lead walking events at five marathons across the country this year.