"There's more to this than just a paddle. What you hold in the end is an adventure, an experience, a great memory."

Lila Kayaking

"I'll trade security for a good adventure any day of the week. That's where the best parts of life are found. If you want adventure... get in the water."

Lila water skiing

"Four wheels drive the Motor City. But two wheels soothe the soul."

Lila Motorcycling

Meet Lila

Lila LazarusLila Lazarus leads her life at a pace that is breathtaking, invigorating and fulfilling– and that’s just in the morning! She is an award-winning journalist who has anchored the news in Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts. Never afraid of a challenge, Lila swam the Straits of Mackinac (a 5-mile swim) to raise money and awareness for Mentor Michigan. Each fall, she climbs from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other (21 miles) and back again. In 2007, Lila was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. An avid motorcyclist, Lila was recently named Michigan’s Ambassador of Motorcycle Safety. Extremely active in community and charitable organizations, Lila serves on multiple boards and is currently President of Kids Kicking Cancer.

She’s also very involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. She’s been a Big Sister for 20 years. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts and the University of Bonn in Germany, Lila holds two Masters Degrees. Her professional accomplishments include covering Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in South Africa and receiving multiple Emmy Awards, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters