WHAT: Film screening
WHERE: Plaza Frontenac Cinema, 210 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, MO 63131
WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
SPEAKERS: Radio Host Victoria Babu, MC, Christy McCaffrey, Film Creator and Founder of Project Scleroderma and Kelly J. Ellison, Founder of The Relief Foundation
DETAILS: Purchase tickets for $15.00 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/622894. For more information call or e-mail Kelly Ellison at (314)497-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.relief-foundation.org.
In this highly inspirational and hopeful story, viewers follow Christy McCaffrey as she works diligently to create a global movement to rally behind the patients who are suffering from this life threatening disease. The film is narrated by actor/comedian Bob Saget who lost his sister to Scleroderma.
With the help of social media outlets, Christy connects to Scleroderma patients, like Kelly Ellison from St. Louis and others from all over the world. This film gives them a voice to champion for their own cause. The film is an intimate look into the everyday struggles and painful setbacks of Scleroderma patients, blended with highly educational details about the disease from leading doctors and researchers to illustrate the primary message: “Scleroderma awareness simply cannot wait.” The word “scleroderma” is Greek for hard skin, the most visible characteristic of the disease. Scleroderma can also damage the lungs, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract with grave results. Peripheral vasculature damage, due to scleroderma, can result in loss of digits or limbs. In many cases, the joints and muscles are affected, resulting in a loss of mobility. But, scleroderma is much more than this; chronic, complex and debilitating, it often affects the internal organs with life-threatening consequences.
Ten Project Scleroderma T-shirts will be given away and 2 pairs of tickets will be raffled to see the Cards play the Phillies on Friday, June 20 in a Deluxe Suite at Busch Stadium, donated by Hardee's Food Systems, LLC. A drawing will also be held for 5 patients to attend the game.
This screening is sponsored by The Relief Foundation which is working to promote public awareness and support people living with Scleroderma and their families.
For more information about Scleroderma and The Relief Foundation, visit: www.relief-foundation.org. For more about Project Scleroderma: Beneath the Surface and to view the trailer, visit: www.ProjectScleroderma.com