2016 Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award
2016 Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award
2016 Swanson Award Winner

Congratulations

This year, thousands of votes were cast for our Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award finalists. And, with 36% of the total votes, we are excited to announce that our national winner is:

Gay R. - Blue Cross BlueShield Alabama

A disease called Charcot claimed both of Gay's legs from the knees down, but that didn't stop her from seeking out personal training. When asked what she expected to gain from the sessions, she replied, "I expect to be walking again!" Gay trained three times per week f or three months to strengthen her upper body, thighs and glutes. When her prosthetics arrived, not only did she walk – she got on the elliptical machine and worked out! She inspires her fellow members, proving there are no excuses for not exercising.


About the Swanson Award

The 12th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award honors a SilverSneakers member who has made a difference in their own life through their dedication to health and well-being, and has inspired and motivated others. The Swanson Award is in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson's father, who served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed fitness program.

About the Swanson Award