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08 Nov 2023
GWS celebrates Simone Biles with Debra Simon Award for excellence in mental wellbeing

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has honoured legendary gymnast Simone Biles with the 2023 Debra Simon Award.

The annual accolade is given to an individual who has achieved excellence in the field of mental health and wellness and has been a leader, advocate or innovator in wellness programmes or pathways that help people thrive mentally.

A keynote speaker at the 2023 GWS, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in history with 32 Olympic and World Championship medals under her belt. In recent years, she has established herself as an ambassador of mental health and used her platform to champion the importance of prioritising mental wellbeing.

Biles’ association with the topic was highlighted following her decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics’ Women’s Individual All-Round Final to focus on her mental health.

Announced at the GWS in Miami, the award was introduced by Simon’s daughter and president of the Debra Simon Family Foundation, Lauren Wright, who paid tribute to her Mother.

Wright said: “It’s an honour to stand up here in my Mom’s memory and personally congratulate Simone. I thank you for being a trailblazer, and a pioneer and for making wellness a priority in your life and setting an example for others. I promise that my Mother is cheering you on."

Now in its 14th year, Biles was presented the award by Wright and Bill Kapp, MD, founder and CEO of Fountain Life.

Kapp added: “This award forges a path that inspires people to thrive. This year’s recipient is proof positive that passion, commitment and an innate understanding of what’s important can inspire the world.

“Tirelessly focused on achieving a level unparalleled in her field, this young woman made headlines and history when she prioritised her own mental health and wellbeing over her career. She did this with an honesty and grace that most people twice her age would not possess."



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27 Nov 2023
Good Spa Guide Awards announces Britain’s top regional spas of 2023
Spas from nine regions across the UK, from Scotland to the West Country, have won accolades in the Regional Good Spa Guide (GSG) Awards 2023.
14 Nov 2023
Echelon Fitness teams up with Run Disney to tap into 170,000 runners
Connected fitness equipment supplier, Echelon, has signed a multi-year deal with Run Disney, the road race division of Disney Sports Enterprises.
13 Nov 2023
Scotland named 2024 Global Wellness Summit host destination
Annual industry event, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), is headed to the Scottish coastal town of St Andrews in 2024.
07 Nov 2023
Global wellness economy reaches record-breaking $5.6trn – predicted to hit $8.5trn by 2027
The global wellness economy will be worth US$8.5 trillion by 2027, according to new research unveiled by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
06 Nov 2023
Largest-ever Spa China Summit welcomes global attendees to Manchuria
The 15th annual Spa China Summit was recently held at the Ritz-Carlton in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
27 Oct 2023
ukactive Awards winners revealed as sector unites in Leeds for a night of celebration
The top operators, suppliers and facilities from across the physical activity sector were celebrated last night (26 October), as the winners of the prestigious ukactive Awards 2023 were announced at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
18 Oct 2023
Great Spa Towns of Europe Association hosts general assembly in Montecatini Terme
The Italian thermal town of Montecatini Terme will welcome 30 delegates from the Great Spa Towns of Europe Association (GSTEA) this week when it hosts the association’s third general assembly of 2023.
16 Oct 2023
2023 Global Wellness Summit relocates to Miami due to Middle East conflict
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has switched locations from Qatar to Miami in light of the geo-political crisis in the Middle East.
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