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Get Up Nation Podcast Episode 44 Guests: Alison Crowley and Cyndi Tomlinson,

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What Up, Get Up Nation? My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of the Get Up Nation Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of Lurong Living, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Alison Crowley and Cyndi Tomlinson who have joined forces to create a non-profit organization that supports and empowers people through their cancer experience called Bolster & Bridge: The Foundation.

Alison is a yoga therapist specializing in cancer since 2007. She was inspired to become a yoga therapist after witnessing her mother’s experience dealing with multiple chronic illnesses. She and her sisters spent more than 25 years navigating the medical world on behalf of their mother. During these experiences, Alison recognized a need to serve the whole person through challenging medical circumstances.

Cyndi is a business executive and cancer survivor. Cyndi experienced her first bout with cancer at the age of 22. She faced a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while a single mother with a 2 year old daughter. Cyndi underwent treatment while working to support her daughter with the love and help of her family. Twenty years later, Cyndi was diagnosed with breast cancer. This time, she knew she needed additional support to care for herself and her family as she worked full time and raised her second daughter, age 13 at the time. After attending a six-week program with Alison at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Cyndi responded to the mind-body work with such enthusiasm that she couldn’t wait to come home after each class to share the practices with her daughters.

I am honored to release this Get Up Nation Podcast episode during Breast Cancer Awareness month and am honored to share the journey of these amazing women who are doing so much to serve others who face adversity in their lives. They are committed to transforming their experiences of adversity, resilience, and perseverance into gifts for others who need that support, encouragement, and empowerment. Alison and Cyndi, welcome to the Get Up Nation Podcast!

Music: "Awaken" by Ethan Rank and “Still Holding On“ by Tristan Barton

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