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Beatrice Kerr

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After she contracted HIV from her high-school sweetheart, college sophomore Beatrice Kerr felt pressured to remain silent about her condition for fear of being expelled from school and rejected by her friends and family. She courageously overcame her fears, and now, as a nationally and internationally known AIDS and HIV educator, she strives to prevent her own fate from befalling... read full bio

Becky Olson

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Becky's story is an inspiration. In 1996, at age 43, she went back to school while working a full-time job, to get her college degree. Three months later she was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer. She was given a 60% chance to survive past five years. She always jokes that she is thankful her doctors were wrong because it... read full bio

Bill King

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Bill King, an Animas insulin pump wearer, marathon runner, diabetes advocate, community volunteer, father and husband, is now sharing his experiences about living with diabetes. Touring the country, Bill will be speaking at diabetes and pump support groups, community events and educational seminars for both patients and healthcare professionals. For most people, running a marathon is only a distant... read full bio

Bob Losure

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Former CNN Headline News Anchor and cancer survivor, Bob Losure eclipsed the milestone of more than 200 emcee and keynote speaking appearances, hosting the Edison Electric Institute Convention in Toronto, and KioskCom Awards presentation in Las Vegas. Bob is author of Five Seconds To Air", detailing his successful fight against testicular cancer and how it led him to anchor at... read full bio

Brad Maule

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Brad Maule plays Dr. Anthony Jones in the ABC Television Network's General Hospital. Throughout his career, Brad has found time to contribute to his community. He co-hosted the annual West Texas Rehabilitation Telethon in Abilene, Texas, which helps raise more than a million dollars each year for the victims of stroke, heart disease, and other medical problems requiring physical... read full bio

Bruno Cortis, M.D.

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For the past 25 years, Dr. Bruno Cortis has worked with heart patients, hospitals, groups of physicians and nurses, businesses, and non-profit organizations. His goal: to help alleviate the effects of stress and to promote heart health. Heart patients and other interested people who have worked with Dr. Cortis have learned how to prevent heart attacks and they've come... read full bio

Christine Clifford

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Diagnosed with breast cancer in December of '94, Christine went on to write a humorous portrayal of her story in a book entitled Not Now,I'm Having A No Hair Day!" & "Our Family Has Cancer, Too". Inspiring Breakthrough Secrets to Live Your Dreams; Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope & Laughter, and Your Guardian Angel's Gift. Christine is... read full bio

Daniel Levy, M.d.

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Dr. Levy joined the Framingham Heart Study in 1984 and took over as Director after Dr. William P. Castelli retired in 1995. Dr. Levy has published over 125 articles in leading medical journals. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine. In 1995 Dr. Levy was a recipient... read full bio

David Lander

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David has appeared in feature films, including: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1941, Used Cars, The Man with One Red Shoe, A League of Their Own, Scary Movie and Say It Isn't So. He is also very active doing voice-overs for radio, television and in animation, including the animated series Oswald, Jungle Cubs and 101 Dalmatians. In addition, David has made... read full bio

Deborah Morosini, Md

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Sister of the late Dana Reeve and board member of the Lung Cancer Alliance. After her sister Dana Reeve died of lung cancer, days before her 45th birthday, Deborah Morosini took up her sisters legacy of strength. In just a little more than a year, her crusade has led to unforgettable lessons of hope, frustration and a maze of... read full bio

Diane Isaacs

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Diane Isaacs applies her award-winning producing experience to create programs and content for The Miracle Project, a transformational theater arts program for children with autism, which was featured in the two-time Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary AUTISM: The Musical. With Elaine Hall, her Miracle Project partner, Isaacs co-wrote Seven Keys to Unlock Autism, which offers educators, parents, and other caregivers actionable... read full bio

Dorian Gregory

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Diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 9, Dorian Gregory knows what it is to live the not-so-charmed life of a person with diabetes. He has lost a grandmother to type 2 diabetes and has an aunt who has been diagnosed with type 2 as well. Nevertheless, Dorians career goals have not been hampered. With a college major in broadcasting... read full bio

Dr. Suzanne Metzger

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Dr. Suzanne Metzger is a 12 year breast cancer survivor. Having had a lumpectomy and having gone through chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy, she is certainly aware of what it takes to survive and cope with a disease that requires a very harsh treatment. She knows how important it is for us to have the right attitude. For what... read full bio

Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton Md

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Dr. Yvonne S. Thorton is a double-Board certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine and has risen to the academic rank of Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell University Medical College. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Thornton is the first... read full bio

Edward Leigh

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Edward Leigh is a politician. He served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Leigh was knighted in the Honors for public and political service. He speaks regularly in the House, mainly on civil liberties, constitutional, ecclesiastical and economic matters. Leigh is a strong supporter of Margaret Thatcher. Leigh served as a Minister in Government. Edward Leigh served as Chairman... read full bio

Elaine Pasqua

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During Elaine Pasqua's youth, her mother and stepfather were diagnosed with the AIDS virus during the epidemic of the 80s. Due out of the stigma that heavily surrounded members of the HIV and AIDS community, she has continuously honored her parents' wishes and kept fighting for a search on how to battle these diseases. Witnessing the ravages of this disease... read full bio

Emory Austin

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Whether you are facing a life threatening illness, or you are a healer whose mission is to help those who are ill through the countless challenges that lie ahead, womans speaker Emory Austin has a strong message for you and your organization. The concept that any challenge contains possibilities for growth. As a breast cancer survivor, continuously battling... read full bio

Frank King

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Frank King is a superb comedian, whether if it is his impersonations of John McCain, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, or his clean, clever, just for laughs, comedy keynote: Make a Living, Not a Difference," Frank King will customize his performance for your group, industry and or event. His comedy and motivational keynote performance: "Get Up Off Your Aspirations," or... read full bio

Gail Hogan

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Drawing on her own experience with professional and personal setbacks and her ability to create opportunity from adversity, Gail Hogan delivers a powerful message with a personal touch. Her near fatal collapse at work would prove to empower her motivation, which gave her the devotion she needed in her life to helping other heart disease victims take control of their... read full bio

Gregory Jantz, Ph.d.

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Dr. Gregory Jantz has become one of the worlds top speakers on eating disorders. He has dedicated his life on working on ways to help develop more possibilities for others and helping people change their lives for the better. Jantz has been inspiring and guiding audiences all over the country. His presentations have a high-energy platform while also giving individuals... read full bio

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