Doctors and researchers continue to work to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Speed is, unfortunately, of the essence, as most people diagnosed with ALS die within two to five years of the start of symptoms. Even with treatment options to help extend life, ALS is 100% fatal. Money spent on research has tripled each year for the last few years, and that’s in large part due to people sharing their personal stories with the disease, and advocating for change. Here are just a few of those.
40 years after winning the Boston Marathon, Joan Benoit Samuelson has fulfilled a comeback promise — and she did it with an incredible time.Samuelson finished the 2019 marathon with a time of 3:05:18, less than 40 minutes longer than her winning time in 1979. Now 61, Samuelson showed up to the race in the same outfit she wore 40 years before — a Bowdoin College singlet, a backwards hat, and a giant smile.
Broadway legend Carol Channing died in January 2019, at the age of 97. Perhaps best known for her starring role in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly in 1964, Channing was more than just an actress: she was a singer, a dancer, a comedian and she never stopped Growing Bolder — even in her final days.
At nearly 60 years old, Barbie is getting her big screen moment, thanks to an upcoming live-action film, which will star actress Margot Robbie.
It is an iconic Christmas classic — still one of the most popular songs on the radio and played at home, even 60 years after it became a hit. And singer Brenda Lee is still Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, too!
As people around the world honor and pay tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94, Growing Bolder is paying special attention to the ways in which he helped smash stereotypes and contributed to Rebranding Aging®.
It is never too late to start Growing Bolder. But sometimes, you just need a real example to remind you that no matter the odds and no matter how hard the challenge, there is always time to pursue your dreams.
People around the world are paying tribute to Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, founder of Vulcan, Inc., owner of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and noted philanthropist, after his death from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October of 2018.
Right now, hundreds of thousands of American families are in the fight against childhood cancer, and every two minutes — another child will receive the diagnosis. But there are stories that give us hope.
You know Senator John McCain’s story. You’ve seen the long list of his accomplishments and service. But you may not know this story, from a fellow Vietnam War POW, who served in a cell next to the future senator.