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Dr. Jennifer Arnold Wins Shorty Award in New York Life’s #KeepGoodGoing Category

Star of “The Little Couple” Receives Award Honoring Those Who Inspire Others

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014—Dr. Jennifer Arnold was named the winner of New York Life’s #KeepGoodGoing category last night at the sixth annual Shorty Awards in New York City. New York Life’s integrated brand campaign centers around the theme of Keep Good Going and celebrating the good in people’s lives. The category was established to honor a dad, mom, coach or role model who uses social media to share tips, stories, videos and pictures that have helped keep good going in his or her family and inspired others to do the same.

“We were inspired by all the parents and role models who use social media to help others find the positive in their lives,” said Greg Galant, the co-founder and executive producer of the Shorty Awards. “Jennifer Arnold was nominated for this award by her fans because she embodies all that it means to Keep Good Going. Even while facing the challenges of becoming a new mom and overcoming cancer, Jennifer has remained an inspiration by showing others how she lives meaningfully. We congratulate her for all the good she does and we thank New York Life for partnering with us for the second year to help us recognize those who #KeepGoodGoing.”

“Dr. Arnold is a role model for many people—mothers, cancer patients, and just about everyone who has faced challenges in life. She documented her courageous battle with a rare cancer and inspirational journey back to health for her fans via social media. Throughout her ordeal, her tweets focused on the positive aspects of her life—her children and husband—and provided hope and encouragement to her fans. We congratulate Dr. Arnold for winning a Shorty Award and thank her for using social media to Keep Good Going,” said Dipayan Gupta, head of social media, New York Life.

“I’m very grateful to have won a Shorty Award. So much has happened this past year, and it’s the support of my family, friends and fans that has helped me get through this journey. Your kind words and prayers have inspired me to #KeepGoodGoing,” said Dr. Jennifer Arnold.

Dr. Arnold and her husband, Bill Klein, star in TLC’s “The Little Couple.” She recently was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma, a rare cancer, which is now in remission. Since 2009, “The Little Couple” has been following Arnold’s and Klein’s lives as a working couple with dwarfism. Recent episodes have focused on their struggles to have a family; the couple traveled to China to adopt son Will, 4, before adopting Zoey, 2, from India.

About The Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards (http://shortyawards.com) honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web. Past winners include Ricky Gervais, Conan O’Brien, Cory Booker, Sesame Street’s Grover, Ted Leo, Neil Patrick Harris and NASA.

The #KeepGoodGoing Shorty Award voting began on January 7thfor a mom, dad, coach or role model who has helped families and others keep good going by sharing lessons, stories and tips via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms. The winner was selected based on the total number of nominations received, the impact and creativity of the nominee’s tweets, and innovation in the use of social media. The category was judged by a jury of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences, which included:

Michael Kress, executive editor at Parents.com (@michaelkress); Jamie Moyer, World Series Champion pitcher and president and co-founder of The Moyer Foundation (@moyerfoundation); Heather Nesle, head of corporate responsibility at New York Life (@newyorklife); Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media and director of the Working Mother Research Institute (@working_mother); Leigh Anne Tuohy, author and motivational speaker, whose family was made famous in Michael Lewis’s best-selling book “The Blind Side” (@LeighAnneTuohy); and Kathy Zucker, CEO and managing editor of Metro Moms Network and #KeepGoodGoing Shorty Award Winner (@KathyZucker).

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s & (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at www.newyorklife.com for more information.

* Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 20, 2013. See http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/faq/?iid=F500_sp_method%20 for methodology.
**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 2/3/14.
***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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