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Are You Growing Bolder?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A few months ago, I started participating in a weekly Twitter chat with other healthy living bloggers. Through #FitBlog Chats, I met Katy Widrick, a producer for Growing Bolder, a radio and television show that's motivating and entertaining--something that can be hard to find!

Growing Bolder seeks out stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Aimed at those over 50, Growing Bolder says "our Community is not about age. It's about attitude; an attitude that's as powerful at 20 as it is at 60."

The can-do attitude and sense of community reminded me of the spirit we aim to cultivate here at SparkPeople, which is why I decided to write about the show.

One of their recent stories is particularly inspiring:

Carolyn Blachek tried to enlist after the military after 9/11, but recruiters told the 46-year-old she was too old. So she just found a new way to make a difference, launching a living room-based organization that would quickly grow into the largest military support organization in U.S. history.

Over the holidays, the organization celebrated a big milestone in a big way. On Christmas Day, the organization's 600,000th care package was delivered to a lance corporal deployed in Afghanistan. He received an even bigger surprise -- the keys to a brand-new Victory Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle. He'll receive it when he returns to the States this spring.

Click here to hear Carolyn's entire story.

While you're at it, learn more about Growing Bolder. Interested in watching? Click here for info on where and when you can watch the PBS TV show "Growing Bolder."

Do you know anyone who should be featured on Growing Bolder?

Photo courtesy of Carolyn Blachek via Growing Bolder

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