In its first season, “Surviving & Thriving,” the television show dedicated to shining a spotlight on those who’ve overcome tremendous obstacles to emerge stronger and better than ever, generated much attention and earned an EMMY® nomination.
This year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.
“Surviving & Thriving” is produced by Bolder Broadcasting, Inc., the team behind the nationally syndicated “Growing Bolder,” with support from WKMG Local 6. For its second season, Bolder Broadcasting is proud to announce a new multi-year, multi-platform partnership with Florida Hospital to share the stories of those who are surviving life’s toughest struggles and inspiring the rest of us to face these challenges with hope and confidence.
Four one-hour specials will air once a quarter in primetime on WKMG Local 6 and will be hosted by two-time cancer survivor and long-time Central Florida anchor Wendy Chioji.
“For both of my cancer battles, Florida Hospital has been crucial to my survival. Even for my latest diagnosis, I traveled from Utah back to Central Florida to continue my care at Florida Hospital. I’m excited to help spread the message about the life-saving staff, treatment options and care available at Florida Hospital,” Chioji says.
“We know that one of the most important elements of a patient’s treatment program is his or her attitude. Every day, we’re amazed by the courage, spirit and grace our patients show, and we want to help others just beginning their journeys see what’s possible,” says Sy Saliba, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Marketing & Planning at Florida Hospital. “Through Bolder’s ‘Surviving & Thriving’ program, we’ll have an exciting new opportunity to tell the stories that inspire us on a daily basis.”
This latest project expands upon Bolder’s longstanding work with Florida Hospital.
“For the last several years, Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 program has been one of our biggest supporters as we share the Growing Bolder message of hope, inspiration and possibility,” says Bolder founder and CEO Marc Middleton. “Our two organizations are aligned in our beliefs that the lifestyle choices we make today have a powerful impact on the quality of our lives tomorrow. We’re honored to partner with Florida Hospital to share these inspirational stories and prove that with world-class care, the support of family, friends and community and a positive attitude, anything is possible.”
In addition to the WKMG specials, Surviving & Thriving stories will also appear on Growing Bolder TV, the Growing Bolder Radio Show, in Growing Bolder Magazine and on Bolder Broadcasting’s network of online platforms, including GrowingBolder.com, the Growing Bolder Radio Network and the Healthy 100 Radio Network.
The first episode of “Surviving & Thriving” is scheduled to air in April 2014. Stay tuned for more details!
About Bolder Broadcasting Inc.
Bolder Broadcasting is among the world leaders in active lifestyle content creation and delivery across multiple platforms. Its products include the “Growing Bolder” TV show, which is currently in its third national season and airs on more than 590 public television stations; the “Growing Bolder”radio show, presented by 90.7 WMFE-FM; the “Surviving & Thriving” TV show, currently airing on WKMG Local 6; Growing Bolder Magazine and a network of community websites, anchored by http://GrowingBolder.com.
About Florida Hospital
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a million patient visits per year — more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The more than 2,000-bed system is comprised of eight hospitals, including the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, 30 outpatient facilities and numbers of urgent care centers known as Centra Cares across the state.
With advanced research and industry partnerships, Florida Hospital seeks to extend and improve the quality of lives through the translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
About WKMG Local 6
WKMG Local 6 is one of the foremost television stations in the Central Florida area. Serving nine counties, WKMG Local 6 provides award-winning daily-newscasts, in-depth investigations, local entertainment and network programming to the community. Local 6 has received numerous accolades for their work including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple Emmy and Associated Press awards. The station signed on-air in July 1954 making it Central Florida’s first television station. Owned by Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc., a division of the Washington Post Company, WKMG Local 6 is Central Florida’s source for CBS. Local 6 serves the public through the Good Neighbor 6 community outreach program, bringing important, life-saving information to Central Floridians through special events and programming. Additionally, Local 6 exclusively broadcasts RetroTV, which brings viewers all their favorite television classics. Visit http://clickorlando.com for continuous updates on local news, weather & sports.