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Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter
While performing critically acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in TV and over 50 movies, Meredith Baxter also battled alcoholism, breast cancer, domestic abuse, three failed marriages, and other challenges while raising five children. Now a cancer survivor, successful entrepreneur, and recovering alcoholic for 20 years, she also recently released her memoir. From fame to floundering and back, she offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness. Her upbeat, winning style that earned her the admiration of fans is now a part of her presentation to audiences across the country.

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Michael Breus, PhD
Michael Breus, PhD
The Sleep Doctor and Sleep Expert for WebMD - As part of Dr. Oz's Happiness and Wellness Summit at Radio City Music Hall last year, Dr. Michael Breus gave audiences the secrets from groundbreaking studies on sleep and its connection to disease. He is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and has become the recognized leader in the field of sleep. Breus tells how sleep affects our biology and how the lack of it can cause lead to heart disease, diabetes, depression, premature aging, stress and the breakdown of our immune system. In our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus helps audiences take control, prevent disease and lead healthier lives.

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Tracey Conway
Tracey Conway
Emmy award-winning actress Tracey Conway, inspires both belly laughs and tears as she relates the circumstances and details of her deadly cardiac arrest and subsequent recovery at age 38. Audiences continue to be affected by Conway's powerful and unique program, "Drop Dead Gorgeous." She shares the lessons she learned in those literally heart-stopping moments - not only about heart disease, but also what she has come to value most given a very rare second chance at life. Whether she's detailing her whirlwind appearance on "Oprah," or explaining the cardiac arrhythmia Ventricular Fibrillation, Conway's delivery is captivating, effervescent, intimate, and guaranteed to touch hearts, minds, and funny-bones.

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Tony Dow
Tony Dow
Few Hollywood celebrities have a more compelling story than Tony Dow. A two time cancer survivor who also has successfully battled depression, the former star of "Leave It To Beaver" has been an advocate for mental health for many years. He has testified before Congress, was a spokesperson at the national convention of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, and was the subject of a documentary on KQED-TV about the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Dow has made tremendous progress and his story is inspiring to all audiences.

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Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabares
Best known as the savvy Christine on the television series, "Coach," Shelley Fabares has been an actress since the age of three. She was the teenage daughter on "The Donna Reed Show" for eight seasons; starred in teen-oriented films of the 60's, as well as in three Elvis Presley movies; and had a hit record, "Johnny Angel," which sold over a million copies. Fabares, whose mother suffered from Alzheimer's, is the spokesperson for the National Alzheimer's Association and is President of the Board of Directors for the Donna Reed Foundation. Following her own successful liver transplant in 2000, Fabares is also working nationally with the American Liver Foundation in promoting organ donation and liver disease awareness.

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Susan Ford Bales
Susan Ford Bales
Presidential daughter and advocate for awareness of substance abuse, breast cancer and her own experience with heart disease. .The daughter of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Susan Ford Bales' adolescence was spent in the White House during one of the most turbulent times in American history. In addition to speaking about living in the White House, Bales also addresses the impact of substance abuse on her family. She is also one of the nation's most visible advocates for breast cancer awareness, and shares her own story of experiencing cardiac arrest in 2010.

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Marion Grodin
Marion Grodin
As the daughter of Charles Grodin and one of the decade's hottest comics, Marion Grodin has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including "The View", MSNBC and CBS Radio, where she hosted a show for two years. But life had its highs and lows. At an early age, Marion was part of the drug scene and by 14 she was getting high every day and by college was completely addicted to alcohol and narcotics. This sent her on a downward spiral into profound mental illness. Add to her life a diagnosis of breast cancer. She believes that her "community" of friends, family and support groups were her lifeline. In her memoir, "Standing Up", she shares her life stories and how she now loves using humor even more to help others.

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Jane Gross
Jane Gross
Jane Gross writes about all aspects of aging, from public health policy to long term care, Medicare and caregiving. Jane Gross is the author of "A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents - and Ourselves'' (Knopf, 2011) and the founding blogger of "The New Old Age,'' at the New York Times, about the intersection of adult children and their aging parents. Following her own mother's death, she and her family dealt with issues that took them by surprise in their complexity and she was determined that others not have to re-invent the wheel in medical, legal, financial, and residential choices. Her expertise, including public policy, is essential at this unprecedented demographic moment: And what she has to says has special resonance as the nation struggles with health care reform, the huge debt and the likelihood of key changes to Medicare and Medicaid, all being played out in an especially toxic political climate.

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Topics: health, fitness, aging, wellness, women's health, Inspirational host of a popular web series focusing on "embracing your age" for AARP, Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More." the best-selling resource for women. A nationally recognized expert on positive aging, she writes the highly regarded front-page "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, and is Positive Living Expert for GLOW Health & Wellness Magazine. She is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television shows. Her message to audiences is simple: "We can't control getting older . . but . . . we can control how we do it."

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Jane Heller
Jane Heller
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jane Heller has sold many of her thirteen romantic comedies to Hollywood, but in her personal life she was catapulted into the world of caregiving by becoming a caregiver for her husband, just like her mother did before her to her husband. Her critically acclaimed new book, "You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits," chronicles her candid, often hilarious and always inspiring journey from novice caregiver to 20-year veteran. She speaks passionately about the caregiving experience, whether one is caring for a child with autism or an aging parent with Alzheimer's. She delivers, as Library Journal put it, "a valuable, virtual support group."

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Brit Hume
Brit Hume
One of America's most respected TV journalists and two-time winner of the "Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review, Brit Hume is a senior political on Fox News Channel. His deep insights on Congress, The White House and issues affecting the nation have earned him bi-partisan respect during his career.

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Melina Jampolis, MD
Melina Jampolis, MD
An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina currently serves as the diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.com, is on the medical advisory board of Better Homes & Gardens, and frequently appears on the Huffington Post. She was named 1 of 35 "Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter." Dr. Melina's focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses - improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.

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Lainie Kazan
Lainie Kazan
Multi- Award Winner of Film, Stage & TV and Alzheimers Advocate Lainie Kazan is the embodiment of the word entertainer - Broadway, TV, film actress, singer with guest appearances on virtually every top variety show in network television. After watching her sing at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, Francis Ford Coppola offered her a plum role on "One From The Heart." She speaks to many groups about her personal family experience with alzheimers, as well as other healthcare causes. She often ends her presentation with some of her songs, which audiences love.

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John Larroquette
John Larroquette
In 1973, Larroquette decided that acting was what he should be doing. Smalll movie parts gave way to his breakthrough in 1983 with the role of philandering but harmless prosecutor Dan Fielding on the hit sitcom "Night Court," a part that earned him four consecutive Emmy Awards. Larroquette took enough time off from the series to appear in a string of movies, and in 1993 he got his own series, "The John Larroquette Show." It allowed him to play a recovering alcoholic, a role that wasn't much of a stretch. Since then John has appeared on "Boston Legal", hosted the A&E show, "The incurable Collector". and is now on Broadway starring in "How to Succeed."

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Julie Metz
Julie Metz
Topics: Midlife Transitions, Widowhood, Divorce, Loss, Aging. After her husband's sudden death and subsequent discovery of his infidelity, Julie courageously told her story of midlife reinvention in her New York Times bestselling memoir Perfection. Her heartfelt and inspirational talks focus on navigating midlife transitions after widowhood, divorce, or health issues, and finding ways to turn these challenging experiences into catalysts for renewal and creativity. With compassion, humor, and real-world tips, she sources the bright side of tough times. Julie has appeared as a guest on "Oprah," and "Good Morning America," She has written on women's interest topics for Glamour, Redbook, Family Circle, and Prevention.

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Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash
Her third book, The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming and Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer is far more than a memoir of illness, Nash tells the story of how she became a wise old woman at a tender young age, and shows us how adversity can make us all wise if we only let it. On stage, Jennie brings her story to life, skillfully guiding audiences through laughter, tears and the inspiration to find out what cancer can mean in their own lives and in the lives of those they love.

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Steve Schirripa
Steve Schirripa
A "wiseguy" known for his role on "The Sopranos" is, in real life, one of America's most entertaining and provocative speakers on family values and parenting. Steve Schirripa, a six-year regular on the award-winning HBO series who also played a hard-working father on ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," is a high-energy, quick-witted and hilarious speaker whose serious call to action is framed in a unique combination of toughness and tenderness. And his personal story is a testament to his incredible resilience and grounding on "old fashioned" common sense. Steve also is a New York Times bestselling author of A Goomba's Guide to Life, and his newest book, Big Daddy's Rules, offers an irreverent, street-smart approach to old-school parenting.

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Travis Stork, MD
Travis Stork, MD
Emergency Room Physician and Emmy-nominated co-host of the award-winning talk show "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork is on a mission to put the "health" back into "Healthcare." He is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for MDLIVE and also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Men's Health Magazine where he writes a monthly column. Dr. Stork is The New York Times bestselling author of "The Lean Belly Prescription" and "The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription for Optimal Wellness." Released January 2014 is his NY Times best selling book "The Doctors Diet" designed to help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and add years to your life!

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Art Ulene, MD
Art Ulene, MD
Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's "TODAY Show" for 23 years, and led several nationwide health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss program for the worksite, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Ulene takes healthy aging to new heights, inspired by his own 75th birthday celebration at the 19,340 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His direct style inspires and challenges audiences to action. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the Advisory Board for the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University.

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Michael Aronin
Michael Aronin
Comedian, Cerebral Palsy Michael Aronin knows two things: he has a killer sense of humor, and he has cerebral palsy. Never letting his disability hold him back, Aronin has become one of the hardest working comics in the country. Using humor to break down barriers, he proves that disabilities don\'t have to affect your outlook on life. Combining his personal experience with existing facts, Aronin shares what it was like growing up disabled in an able-bodied world and stresses the importance of believing in yourself, building and maintaining a support system, and the crucial roles humor and attitude play in our lives.

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Holly Atkinson, MD
Holly Atkinson, MD
Always candid, never afraid to "tell it like it is," Dr. Holly Atkinson guides audiences through the challenges that consumers face today including health care reform, women's health issues and the glut of medical information reported in the media. She sends her audiences home with the ability to be more intelligent about exercising their health care options, and more informed and less confused about medical issues currently confronting them. Award-winning medical journalist, Dr. Atkinson is currently medical editor-in-chief of EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health sites on the Internet. She is immediate past-president of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning non-profit organization, Physicians for Human Rights.

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Lucinda Bassett
Lucinda Bassett
Few people have witnessed as many traumatic life experiences as mental health expert and CEO, Lucinda Bassett. From parental alcoholism, sexual molestation, numerous family deaths, and her husband's suicide, Lucinda has drawn on her pain, anxiety and emotional distress to create a powerful message of motivation, hope and inner peace. The author of four books on mental health including the best-seller, From Panic To Power," Lucinda has appeared as a guest on national TV shows including "Oprah" and "The View," and "Live With Regis and Kelly." Lucinda moves audiences with her powerful stories of loss and success and inspires them to conquer their own fears and tragedies and find happiness in their lives.

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Robert Bazell
Robert Bazell
During his career with NBC News, Chief Health and Science Correspondent Robert Bazell has reported on a wide range of subjects in the areas of science, technology and medicine, from throughout the United States and around the world. His reports appear on "NBC Nightly News," "Today," and "Dateline NBC," and viewers have long known that when there is a major breakthrough in science or medicine, Bazell will be there to explain it in a lively and understandable way. An Emmy- and Peabody Award winning reporter, he is the author of HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer.

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Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley, Jr., became a star for his emmy-nominated role on "St. Elsewhere." Begley has displayed a broad range of talent and now hosts a show on "living green". Begley, who overcame substance abuse several years ago, has taken on the cause of substance abuse awareness as well as sharing his story with audiences across the country. A leading advocate for healthy environmental living, Ed practices what he preaches.

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Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell's frank and forthright message recounts the depths to which his debilitating anxiety disorder reduced him - to driving his car in continuous circles, scouring his hands in scalding water, and endlessly rewinding, replaying, and repeating in his head even the most mundane daily experiences. Such was the case for Jeff, a husband, father, and highly successful radio news anchor - and one of the millions of Americans living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Attendees will learn what OCD feels like from the inside, and how healing from such a devastating condition is possible through therapy, determination, and the support of loved ones.

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Jane Brody
Jane Brody
As a bestselling author and weekly "Personal Health" columnist for The New York Times, Jane Brody makes it a priority to be good to her body. The author of 10 books, including Jane Brody's Nutrition Book, Jane Brody's Good Food Book, and The New York Times Book of Health, Brody advocates moderation and variety, not deprivation and denial. Her daily regimen of physical activity ranging from walking and swimming to hiking and cross-country skiing has resulted in Brody being more robust, energetic, youthful, and trim now than she was at 16. Also breast cancer survivor, Brody shares her trademark brand of wisdom on battling the disease with audiences both lay and professional.

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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
With an illustrious career encompassing stage, film, and television, Ellen Burstyn won the Tony Award as "Best Actress" for her starring role in "Same Time, Next Year," but it was her Academy Award-winning performance in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" for which Burstyn is best known. Lecturing throughout the country on a wide range of topics, Burstyn is especially committed to women's health issues and domestic violence awareness. She also shares her personal story of overcoming substance abuse and dealing with a family member who suffered from depression.

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Scott Burton
Scott Burton
Scott Burton presents an upbeat, empowering and inspiring program on finding value and passion in life and on the job. He is a headlining comic and bestselling author who has worked with Seinfeld and Leno, written for prime-time television, and is a World-champion juggler. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with a high grade, stage four cancer. What Burton found in the battle was not loss, but life! He turned his fears into strength, his tragedy to comedy. This is not a talk about cancer - it's a talk about potential. Burton's high-energy and very entertaining program goes beyond the fear of cancer or struggle in life and calls for joy, laughter, and expression of self every day.

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Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
A humorist, internationally recognized expert in therapeutic humor, and former nurse, Karen Buxman began her career in speaking when she realized it didn't require white support pantyhose, didn't involve body fluids, and didn't have to be done in 12-hour shifts. President of HUMORx and an active member of both the Applied Sciences for Therapeutic Humor and International Society of Humor Studies, Buxman shows people how to use humor for stress management, manage conflict with humor, increase creativity through laughter and play and in dealing with disease like diabetes. Her mission: To improve global health, prevent diseases like diabetes, heart and stroke, cancer and to heal the humor-impaired!

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Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield
A world-renowned expert at warming hearts and changing lives, Jack Canfield is the originator and co-creator of the New York Times #1 bestselling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. But behind the empire Time magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. A compelling, empowering, and compassionate coach, he has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist, and for the past 30 years, a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and personal development.

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Cris Carter
Cris Carter
One of the most illustrious pass catchers in NFL history, former Minnesota Vikings star receiver Cris Carter is now a weekly commentator on HBO's "Inside the NFL." Overcoming substance abuse, addiction, and family problems, Carter established a foundation for underprivileged children, as well as the Viking Super Challenge, which challenges students to stay in school and away from drugs. But Carter believes his most significant contributions continue to be made off the field, through public speaking about drug awareness.

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Terri Cheney
Terri Cheney
Hollywood entertainment lawyer and author of two books, Terri Cheney wrote a searing account of her struggles dealing with mental illness and bipolar disorder. Her book, "Manic" became a New York Times best-seller and was optioned by HBO. Her new book, "The Dark Side of Innocence -- Growing Up Bipolar" has also received rave reviews. Terri received the 2011 Imagine award from the International Bipolar Foundation. She currently writes a monthly blog for the popular website, Psychology Today.com.

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Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra
Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California in 1996, Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions. Dr. Chopra serves as the Director of Education at The Chopra Center, which offers training programs in mind body medicine such as the Perfect Health life management program and the Journey into Healing workshop which fuses modern science and Ayurveda.

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Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling book, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and VP of Speaking/Training at The Culture Works. He is a contributing author of A Carrot A Day, The Daily Carrot Principle and a feature columnist for Human Capital magazine. As a work culture expert and humorist, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. His unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a 'people person' enrich lives both at work and at home.

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Geoffrey Colvin
Geoffrey Colvin
To look at the numbers is to understand his influence: ~ 14 million people visit Fortune.com's website. Geoff's "On Leadership" interview series is one of the most popular features on the site and was visited over 5 million times in 2013. ~ Fortune has 3.8 million readers - Geoff's column is one of the most popular items. He's been with Fortune Magazine for 34 years. ~ 7 million listeners hear Geoff's "Inside Business" segments on CBS Radio stations across America. He's done the segment for 27 years. The insights Geoff delivers are remarkable in their clarity, giving leaders the perspective they need to make better decisions about the future of healthcare.

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Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper 360, a fast-paced weeknight news program, affords Anderson the platform to address the issues facing Americans today. He's faced quite a few himself. Born into a family of wealth and fame, watching his father die during open heart surgery after a series of heart attacks, and living through the tragedy of losing his older brother to suicide brought Anderson to a better understanding of loss and survival. He chronicled his stories in his best-seller Dispatches from the Edge.

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Roger Crawford
Roger Crawford
Born with severe physical disabilities, Roger Crawford notes that his parents were told that he would never walk. But against all odds, Crawford focused on his strengths, conquered his challenges to become an award-winning college athlete at Loyola Marymount University, where he was the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in a Division 1 college sport. Named by Sports Illustrated as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world," Crawford uses courage, passion, humor and hard-won wisdom to inspire audiences to reevaluate their own limitations - real or imagined.

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Linda Dano
Linda Dano
Emmy Award-winner Linda Dano is best known for her starring role as the flamboyant Felicia Gallant on the daytime drama, "Another World." Personally affected by her father's long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, Dano has been actively supporting a campaign to help people recognize the early symptoms of Alzheimer's. The Mother's Day Campaign Spokesperson for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Dano also serves as the co-host of "Shoes on Sale," a special sponsored by QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York that raises millions for breast cancer awareness and research.

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Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
An on-air correspondent with PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," Susan Dentzer leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of healthcare, health policy. She is regular analyst and commentator on CNN and National Public Radio.. Formerly the chief economics correspondent and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report, she reported extensively on the debate over reforming and partially "privatizing" Social Security and over such health policy issues as regulation of managed care and aging issues. She is Senior Policy Advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Laurie Dhue
Laurie Dhue
Veteran broadcast journalist and host of the investigative program "For the Record" on TheBlaze TV. - For more than 15 years, anchor Laurie Dhue lived a double life, struggling with acute alcoholism while holding down several high profile broadcasting jobs for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC. Her addiction nearly killed her-- until one day she decided to save her life. She has been clean and sober for more than six years and shares her experience, strength and hope to help shed light on a disease that affects tens of millions of Americans. By overcoming her greatest fear, living without alcohol, Laurie is a testament to the power of determination, willingness, honesty and love. Happy, joyous and free, Laurie is living a life beyond her wildest dreams, thanks to her journey of recovery. Her courageous story will inspire you!

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Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs
With a distinguished 64-year career in radio and television, Hugh Downs is best known as the longtime anchor of ABC's primetime news magazine "20/20." The recipient of six Emmy Awards, Downs is the author of ten books, including Potential, a psychological study of emotional maturing, and Thirty Dirty Lies About Old, which debunks the myths of aging. He holds a post masters degree in gerontology from Hunter College, honorary doctorates from four universities, and a Certificate in Geriatric Medicine for Continuing Medical Education Geriatric Review Courses at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

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Mack Dryden
Mack Dryden
Funniest Cancer Survivor - After hearing Mack's harrowing survival stories, a friend asked him to speak to a group of graduating students. His presentation was so moving and funny that he was asked to speak to other groups and has been sharing his inspiring story and unique, clean humor with hundreds of audiences each year. He was a former staff writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. As a comedian he's performed in movies and on many TV shows, including The Tonight Show and JAG along with a recurring role as a judge on ABC's The Guardian.

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Patty Duke
Patty Duke
With her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," Patty Duke was recognized as one of America's finest young talents. As a teenager, she enjoyed success in "The Patty Duke Show" and has continued to delight and challenge audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Since the publication of her second autobiographical book, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness, Duke has spent a great deal of time speaking on the topic of mental illness, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
Best known for her role on television's "L.A. Law," Jill Eikenberry's current role is that of breast cancer activist. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, it was her fear that she could die from breast cancer that spurred Eikenberry not only to make major changes in her life, but to share the results. Often partnered by her husband, actor Michael Tucker, the two have been named official spokespersons for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of breast cancer education, research and treatment.

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Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee
Enlightening and entertaining audiences for more than 25 years, Linda Ellerbee is best known as the former anchor of the late-night news program "NBC News Overnight" who is now producer of the highly-acclaimed "Nick News" on Nickelodian. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Ellerbee underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, and has since been telling her story of living with breast cancer. Using her trademark wit and wisdom, she describes the often amusing yet always heartfelt reactions of her friends, family and colleagues when they heard of her diagnosis. Her personal story of battling the disease is a source of inspiration and strength to many.

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 Emme
Emme
Emme, cancer survivor, supermodel, television personality, author, lecturer, creative director for her clothing lines, and nationally recognized women's advocate for positive body image and self esteem has a clear mission: to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us. It's no wonder People magazine selected her twice as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" and Ladies' Home Journal chose her as one of the "Most Important Women in America" and one of the "Most Fascinating Women of the Year." And the accolades don't stop there: she was honored as a Glamour magazine "Woman of the Year" and as one of Biography magazine's "25 Most Influential Women."

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Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The daughter of show-biz couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher became an international cultural icon for her role as Princess Leia in the box office trilogy of "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi." An accomplished writer, she became a sensation with her bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, a semi-autobiographical novel about an actress dealing with both drug rehabilitation and an alcoholic, attention-hungry mother. Fisher speaks openly and compellingly about her personal battles with manic depression and overcoming substance abuse.

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Steve Ford
Steve Ford
The son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford has had a successful 20 year career as an actor in Hollywood. Offering an insider's view of life in the public eye, he shares how his family dealt with Betty Ford's bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer, as well as his own successful battle overcoming alcoholism.

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Steve Garvey
Steve Garvey
As one of the most successful Major League Baseball players of all time, Steve Garvey is the reigning National League "Iron Man", fifteen years following his retirement from baseball. Garvey, the man who once played in 1,207 consecutive baseball games, now utilizes that same drive and leadership to motivate audiences around the world to become the best and most successful people or corporations they can become. Steve Garvey's playing field has changed from the baseball diamond to corporate boardrooms and lecture halls, but the integrity, intensity and the devotion for which this future Hall of Famer is famous for is the same.

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LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin, sister of the legendary country music group, The Gatlin Brothers, grew up on stage, ultimately choosing to follow her heart and "sing a different song" apart from her brothers. Through the years, her journeys have included supporting her husband as he continues to survive a cancer diagnosis; encouraging her father as he battles heart disease; wrestling with Alzheimer's as it touches her loved ones; and watching diabetes and it's raging affect on the lives of children close to her. Along the way, she discovered that she suffers from depression, and is on a one woman mission to de-stigmatize mental illness. Her unique ability to combine a strong message on a variety of healthcare topics with her show-stopping music has made her an instant hit with audiences all across America.

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