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Thousands of Cyclists Will Ride Toward a World Free of MS

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — On October 22-23 more than 2,000 cyclists will mount their bikes to support family members, friends or coworkers who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore 2016 an annual event hosted by the National MS Society. Among those 2,000 …

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Elite Climber, Troy Alston sets course record at the Jacksonville Fight for Air Climb

Jacksonville, FL– The 2016 Fight for Air Climb hosted by the American Lung Association featured more than 350 climbers racing up 42 flights of stairs of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Jacksonville. This annual event raises funds to support research, education and patient programs to help the millions …

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The Look of Determination

A few weeks ago, we published an article about a local individual who became an instant inspiration to us all, letting us know that if he can run a 5K — anyone can. Not only did he inspire us to make a change in our own lives, he encouraged us …

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If I can run a 5k, anyone can

A message from Grant Gunderson, “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I’d pay a single dollar to wake at the crack of dawn to get all sweaty and go run. But you see, it’s that mindset that’ll keep you there for as long as you let …

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featuredIssue 25 • June 2014Local Inspiration

Brandi Acree – On a New Road

[foogallery id=”8361″] Having always been a bigger girl, I thought it was normal. It wasn’t until the scale hit 327 pounds that I realized I was “overweight” yet in reality I was morbidly obese. I guess I knew I was overweight, but now I realize how big I really was. …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

How One Woman Uses Her Story, Her Voice and Her Health

Moms are good story tellers. They stitch narratives in the fabric of our lives starting with a sharp-toothed, hairy grandmother, a red cape and maybe even a burning bush. Melinda Henry is a mom who understands the power of a story that bubbles with trouble. For her, stories are brilliant …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

I am an Athlete

Weight loss journeys may take people to places they never expect. Laura Flynn had been through running, gym workouts and bootcamps, and when the weight finally came off, she sought a new challenge. Three years later and 85-lbs lighter, she tried CrossFit one day when a light bulb went off …

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Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

Taking Time For A Healthier Me

Between raising 4 children and caring for her ill mother, time slipped away from Sharon Steele and one day she realized she was overstressed and overweight. Making time for herself had not been a priority and now her own health was at risk. For a time anti-depressants helped Sharon cope, …

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Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

No Turning Back

Looking back over the last 5 years and the missing 100 pounds, Ashlee Hunt knows that she doesn’t ever want to go back to the person she was. It wasn’t until she saw herself tagged in a Facebook picture that the reality of her size sunk in. Right then she …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Local Inspiration

Newbie Runner

Experienced runners know that bad runs happen, helping you appreciate the good ones. But how do new runners stay motivated to keep running? Rebecca Heiser looks for the positive, such as reviewing the data on her Nike Plus app to see where things might have gone bad and how she …

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