Actor, advocate, author and podcast host Alan Alda has revealed that he is battling Parkinson’s disease — but in true Growing Bolder fashion, he’s not letting it stop him from pursuing his passions or living his dreams.
Margaret Kohn plans to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, despite her diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
Petty Officer Michael McCastle’s father died from complications of Parkinson’s disease in 2014. Not willing to stand by and do nothing, the sailor is bringing to attention to the cause. Recently, he broke a world record and raised nearly $2,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, all in tribute to his late father. In just under 27 hours, McCastle climbed a 20-foot rope a total of 29,029 feet — the height of Mount Everest.
Former Boston Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Ray Flynn describes his most important role yet: searching for a cure for his grandson’s rare disease. He’s worked with popes, presidents, prime ministers and was good friends with two saints, and he says this is the most important work he’s ever done. Find out how you can help.
Parkinson’s disease robs people of their independence and strips away their ability to control their own bodies. So how could that be considered a blessing? Meet Larry Smith and John Alexander, who are using their disease to change lives.
Earth, Wind & Fire has been rocking the world for more than 40 years. Singer Philip Bailey is looking back on the history of the band and his own journey and sharing how you, too, can be a shining star, no matter what you’ve had to overcome in life.
John Gabriel is a former landscaper who rose through the ranks at the NBA to become one of the league’s most powerful and successful executives. Now he’s facing what may be his toughest opponent yet — Parkinson’s disease.