This AS Life Live! is the first interactive online talk show for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by people with AS.
The program is a collaboration between the Spondylitis Association of America, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Dan Reynolds.
The goal of the series, hosted by Dan Reynolds, AS patient and lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, is to inspire and encourage people to live their best lives with AS and to raise awareness of AS. Imagine Dragons has a large USA and international fan base with extensive tours, TV appearances, awards and hits including Radioactive, Demons, Believer and Thunder.
With just the first 3 video interviews released in 2017, This AS Life Live! has reached over 500 million people on social media, and through print, broadcast, and online news coverage.
"Each person's story is unique. As we release more and more of these interviews, I hope that everyone living with AS will find something they can relate to and find value in watching and sharing. Dan has truly been wonderful throughout the series. He is friendly, thoughtful, empathetic, candid, lighthearted, just real." Rich Howard
SAA receives no government funding and relies on the
generous donations from individuals to create and maintain the programs and
services aimed at improving the futures of the 2.7 million Americans affected
By Helgi Olafson
Helgi talks with Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds. Helgi, a professional chef, discusses his positive approach to living with AS, including the importance of diet for him. Helgi prepares a favorite smoothie for Dan. This AS Life Live! is a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives.
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