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This year, we decided to push the #4Eva Campaign further with April being organ donation month, followed by May which happens to be Cystic Fibrosis Month – and the response has been really positive. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us to participate all over the world!
For me personally, and like for many people I know, I didn’t have a clue what cystic fibrosis was until I watched the film – and since watching the film, I’ve been connecting with people to see what we can do to help find a cure, raise awareness about the health services CF patients need, and efforts to improve the quality of services available to people with CF. Please join the conversation on twitter @65_RedRoses.
We are extending our sale on #4Eva campaign merchandise – the proceeds will go to a campaign to promote organ donation and CF awareness. Please use coupon code BREATHE#4EVA at check out to receive 25% off. (more…)
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“As a distributor of 65_RedRoses, Hello Cool World has ensured that the campaign for organ donation and CF research continues to reach Canadians through classrooms and theatres. Their goal, to create positive social change through film and media, makes them a worthy recipient of IdeaBOOST!”
- Nimisha Mukerji, co-director of 65_REDROSES
Hello Cool World is the force behind this website, the Canadian distributor for the film, and directs the entire #4Eva Campaign so please support this project which has the potential to help the 65_RedRoses campaign get even bigger! It’s fast and free – so BOOST them now! Hello Cool World also puts all their profits into this campaign, which is volunteer run. Voting – AKA ‘Boosting’ only lasts one more week, so lets get them boosted into the lead!
Hello Cool World’s plan is to build a platform to help the creators of social change films and projects to get their work out there, that will help audiences (like you!) more easily support the causes they care about. Each campaign will be part of a larger network that can share content and audiences, amplifying the efforts for all. (more…)
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Have you considered becoming a registered organ donor? I registered when I was 16 years old. I believe the expression “You can’t take it with you” also applies to your body. It’s a nice feeling knowing that when I pass on, I could save up to 50 lives. I could never have known then that one day I would need a kidney transplant myself.
The person who donated his kidney to me is a man named Stephen McClelland. He found out online that I was in end stage renal failure, and he wanted to help. We had never met. He stepped forward to donate one of his kidneys to me. It was an incredible gift Stephen gave me… Life. (more…)
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If you’ve been following our blog you’ll know that April is Organ Donation Month (they call it National Donate Life Month in the U.S) and May is CF Awareness Month. Last May 65_RedRoses aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and they played our PSA!
Now we are an entirely volunteer-run campaign, trying to get the film and the message out to as many people as we can to support these two important causes.
We are honoured that Hot Docs (which is where 65_RedRoses launched, with Eva in attendance) has chosen our film to be part of their 20th Anniversary celebration screening series comprised of the 20 award-winning films representing the past 20 years. It screens Tuesday April 9, in Toronto at The Bloor Cinema, 6:30 pm. If you are in Toronto and can go to the screening you’ll see our amazing team of volunteers selling DVDs & tees and hopefully signing you up to our campaign. If you are not in TO, never fear, we’ll be tweeting for the cause and posting pics from the screening on Twitter and Facebook.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP US?
It’s as easy as sharing our posts and re-tweeting out tweets! If you are more ambitious you can host a screening as a fundraiser to the organ donation & CF organizations you want to support. You could organize a local #4Eva team, to table, poster and spread the word! Read on for ways you can get involved. (more…)