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Behind the Scenes: Posing for a Cure

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Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 6:50 pm

At Growing Bolder, we say it’s not about age; it’s about attitude. And it takes attitude (plus a lot of chutzpah) to show this much skin!

So why did Growing Bolder reporter Wendy Chioji do it? She and 17 others -- all over the age of 40 -- donned their swimsuits for the Calendar for Conquering Cancer.

Wendy is a Stage 2 breast cancer survivor and she says it was a way for her to smash stereotypes and raise money for a great cause.

Click the play button above and see what it's really like at a photo shoot. We may be biased, but we think she's pretty fierce, don't you?

For much more information about this project, including pictures of the other 17 models who donned their swimsuits for the calendar, click here to check out Conquering Cancer, One Bikini at a Time on GrowingBolderTV.com.

The money raised through this project supports research and treatment for Waldenström macroglobulinemia, a rare, slow-growing, non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Information on the project, as well as order forms, is available at http://calendarforconqueringcancer.com/.

**UPDATE: After we posted this video, it took off, quickly becoming an Internet sensation. We Skyped with Wendy to get her reaction to becoming the Internet's new viral video star. Click here to watch the conversation.

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  • Posted 8:03pm February 5th, 2011

    Wendy...You rock!  Happy to have you back. 

  • Posted 11:38am February 3rd, 2011

     Yeah Wendy!!  You look fabulous, and the best part is that the inside is just as beautiful as the outside.

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