April: Fearless is advocating from the heart

  A sudden collapse April Frezza was riding her bicycle, on her way home at the end of a 22-mile ride with her husband. Less than half a mile from her house, April collapsed. Her heart had completely stopped. Luckily, a retired sheriff's deputy happened to be driving by just then—he ran over and performed hands-only CPR until the paramedics arrived. With a...
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Joan: Seizing the bird's eye view

  At the age of 73, I’m taking the chance to do things I've always wanted to do. One of those things is ziplining. I read about a ziplining company in my local newspaper and my family and I decided to try it out on our recent trip to Kauai. Ziplining isn't for everyone. When asked to join in, my daughter-in-law's parents said, "No way!" However, my son, daughter-in-law and...
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Ironman to iron woman: A fearless fitness journey

Regence employee Jennifer Cram knows what it’s like to undertake a long fitness journey—twice. Slow and steady wins the fitness race When Jennifer was only 29, she began to worry she would develop a chronic disease. She was overweight, had low energy and felt like life was passing her by. Her new husband was a runner and she watched him from the sidelines, eager to join in. ...
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Michele: Keeping it fresh and getting fit

  In January, I decided to make a lifestyle change and committed to eating primarily fresh, non-processed foods and to exercising every day for 30–60 minutes. Thus far, I am 74 days into my program with no lapses. I feel healthier and more fit. I am sleeping better and have really enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating different foods that weren’t always in my diet before. One...
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Kate: Fearless is making changes, one step at a time

  A wake-up call When Kate’s niece died of cardiac arrest at the age of 28, Kate was in shock. Her niece had been one of her best friends, and they’d gone on a trip to Las Vegas together just six weeks before. After emerging from her shock and grief, Kate took a step back to examine her life. She knew she had to make some changes. Her niece had been relatively healthy,...
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