The Women’s Heart Wellness Committee is seeking nominations for its annual Caring Heart Award.

This award is presented to an individual who lives or works in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, or a Valley-area organization, that has made significant contributions to the heart wellness of an individual or the community at large, and demonstrates a “Caring Heart” through actions and/or volunteerism.

Nomination forms may be downloaded at griffinhealth.org/whw and may be emailed to elisk@griffinhealth.org or faxed to 203-732-1418. Nominations must be received by March 8 to be eligible.

The award winners will be announced in April and presented at the annual Women's Heart Wellness & Caring Heart Award Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m., at Birchwoods at Oak Lane Country Club in Woodbridge. The featured speaker at the dinner will be Dr. Sayena Azarbar, a cardiologist with Griffin Faculty Physicians.

The Women’s Heart Wellness Committee consists of healthcare professionals, heart patients and women from throughout the Valley communities. The primary focus of the group is to increase heart health awareness among women, empower them to love and save their hearts, and ensure they are provided the means to do so through education and rehabilitation. Membership is open to all interested persons.

Tickets for the annual Women’s Heart Wellness Dinner and Awards Program will go on sale in February. To learn more, become a sponsor or make a donation, contact Eunice at 203-732-7107 or elisk@griffinhealth.org.