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Dare Yourself To Face Your Fears with the #FearlessFirsts Sweepstakes from Independence Blue Cross

Photo credit: iStock/Pixdeluxe

Photo credit: iStock/Pixdeluxe

It might live in a childhood memory of a diving board and the deep waters of the local swimming pool. Or, perhaps it’s the way you break out in a cold sweat at the prospect of leading a presentation during an office meeting. It may be in the wave of nausea that hits you at the thought of boarding an airplane or riding a gargantuan roller coaster. Fear… we all know the feeling.

Luckily, you can take a stab at conquering that fear with the #FearlessFirsts Sweepstakes from Independence Blue Cross.

Sweepstakes participants can submit an entry to one of four fear categories: water, public speaking, heights and a special wild card category that allows you to describe your own personal fear for a chance to win a custom experience that will help you overcome it.

Prize Packages

#FearlessFirsts prizes have been designed to help winners face their phobias head-on.

Fear of Water

  • Swim lessons at the YMCA
  • Stand-up paddle boarding lessons through Aqua Vida at Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • $100 gift card to buy swim gear at a local sporting goods store.

Fear of Public Speaking

  • 6abc station tour, meet and greet with Action News team members, and the ability to record a practice speech or “report” at the station
  • membership to local Toastmasters
  • DSLR camera package so you can hone your skills at home.

Fear of Heights

  • Ride on the Channel 6 ZooBalloon (plus Philadelphia Zoo admission tickets!)
  • Elmwood Park Zoo Treetop Adventures Zoofari zip line experience
  • Helicopter tour of Philly
  • GoPro HERO head mount.

Wild Card – Face Your Personal Fear

Freaked out by snakes or insects? Terrified by tight spaces? Anxious about entering a mall? Wild card winners will also get the chance to fight their fears through a custom experience designed by Independence.

Because new challenges are always easier when you have someone cheering you on and standing by your side, all winners will receive a one-on-one coaching experience with Emmy award-winning journalist and cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn, as well as a copy of her book I Dare Me. An expert at facing fear, Cahn chronicled her yearlong journey to get her life “unstuck” by taking on a new risk every day—some small, some large—and looked at how those challenges changed her life. With Lu Ann’s help, winners will discover how freeing an open and fearless mindset can be, and gain the courage to face their fears and live their best life.

Cahn helped kick off the sweepstakes with this teaser video:


Now through the end of October, you can enter the sweepstakes on the Independence Blue Cross Facebook page by clicking on the #FearlessFirsts Sweepstakes tab and submitting a form. Participants are limited to one entry per day and winners for each phase of the sweepstakes will be announced every two weeks.