She was her city’s first female African-American lifeguard. She’s spent decades helping and ministering to the people of her community. She’s survived lupus. And now, at the age of 76, Ms. Vi has achieved something she’s dreamed about for years — she’s a college graduate.
While some may consider it morbid, we think it’s part of Growing Bolder to embrace the opportunities we have to Move Forward. Give Back.®, not only in life, but in death. See why one couple has decided to will their bodies to medical research and education.
David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he has experienced personal and professional highs and lows over the last 50+ years. In this exclusive Growing Bolder mini-doc, we roll with a guy who lives on the edge and in the moment, a stereotype smashing world class athlete and master of the art of the comeback.
Dr. Robert Masson is renowned for many things, and he inspires all around him to live life to its fullest, to live with passion and purpose and to always keep Growing Bolder. Now, that is leading to what may be one of the most unusual and inspiring story in all of motorsports.
Despite grueling treatments, experimental drug protocols, surgeries and battles with four types of cancer, triathlete Tony Handler has never given up and continues to beat Mr. Cancer every time he crosses the finish line.
“What would Marc do?” That’s a question that Magazine Publisher Randy Noles asked himself when he looked at his future. Randy had always dreamed of getting his Master’s degree, but work and family obligations kept him busy and he never followed through. Then, when he turned 60, he realized that he’d always have a reason not to pursue his dreams. He needed to start Growing Bolder.
With a combined age of more than 360, John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell had the chance to smash two things: a swimming world record and expectations for what 80- and 90-year-olds can do.
Growing Bolder is proud to be a part of a cutting edge health project dedicated to creating a unique facility which brings together wellness, fitness and medicine in one integrated center in the Orlando, Florida area.
Siphiwe Baleka is considered the fitness guru of the trucking industry, and has successfully created a model for making one the unhealthiest occupations in America a leader and role model when it comes to wellness for employees. He’s shaping the future for long haul truckers, but he had to look to his own past for inspiration.
Rowdy Gaines is, in a single word, inspirational. He’s also humble and would prefer that the spotlight be pointed at just about anyone other than himself. That’s why when we awarded Rowdy Gaines with the Growing Bolder Inspirational Award at his annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic swim meet, we weren’t at all surprised that he graciously accepted and almost immediately went back to doing what he does best: helping to motivate, encourage and celebrate everyone around him.