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Great Turnout for our Montreal Screening of 65_RedRoses

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65_RedRoses Premiere in Montreal! Blog by Bria

I was proud to host the first screening of 65_RedRoses in Montreal at the McGill campus on Tuesday, October 21! I’m happy to say the event was a success and well attended. All of the funds from the event will go back into the cost of running the screening and helping to support 65_RedRoses.

In light of the recent news of Kina’s death the film becomes more relevant and the message more poignant. Five years after its initial release it is saddening to know that all three girls have passed away. It is a heartbreaking and important reminder about how critical the need for expanded research and funding for both Cystic Fibrosis and organ and tissue donation is, transplant can extend both the quality and length of life for recipients despite not being a permanent solution or cure. Although the ending was not as happy as many would have liked I hope you enjoyed the documentary and the event and were able to extract a positive message. Transplant provides the gift of life to recipients.

Eva’s story is a testament to that and she is just one of the many who have been positively impacted by transplant. Her legacy is one of continuous fortitude, endurance and resilience but transplant made it easier for her to continue doing amazing things and persevere to inspire others.

She was able to live with passion and power thanks to her new lungs and breath a little easier. Despite the saddening outcome, the quality of her live, and of transplant recipients in general, was improved thanks to a selfless act on the part of her donor to register to become and organ and tissue donor.

Here are some photos from the event. Thank you to Alison Gu who came and took photos at the event, all photo credits go to her.

I would also like to thank everyone who attended the event as well as everyone who supported and helped to promote the event. I had an amazing team of volunteers who assisted me at the screening and I want to offer my sincere thanks to them as their hard work helped ensure that the event ran so smoothly.

I hope this will create a platform for more engagement in Quebec and specifically in Montreal.  My goal as a volunteer is to help increase awareness for the film as well as raise funds to support CF and organ and tissue donation awareness.

If you want to get involved in Montreal or you have ideas for fundraisers or events, or you would like to host a screening in the area please contact me at bria@hellocoolworld.com Feel free to also contact me if there is something you would like to see more of on the blog. I hope to be able to post more interviews and stories. If you or someone you know would like to share their experiences with CF or transplant please contact me.

~ Bria

 

 

Montreal Screening October 21!

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Montreal friends, please spread the word about the screening being organized by our volunteer Bria in Montreal.

Come out to the first screening of the 65_RedRoses documentary at McGill!

EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, October 21, 2014,8:30-10pm
Location McGill University, The William Shatner University Centre. Check out the Facebook Event for more details!

This is your chance to support our campaign by buying a shirt or a DVD too!

This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the life of Eva Markvoort as she battles a fatal genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). At 23, Eva needs a double lung transplant to live. Unable to be around other CF patients, Eva turns to the internet where she forms a strong friendship with two American girls named Meg and Kina. The girls also have CF and are in different stages of transplant. Now at a critical turning point in their lives, the film travels the distance the friends cannot go themselves, capturing the compelling and often heartbreaking realities they face just trying to take each breath.

Entrance is by donation (minimum $3)

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Very saddened by the news of Kina’s passing

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Very saddened by the news of Kina’s passing
We are deeply saddened to say that Kina passed away Tuesday afternoon. It is hard to believe how much has changed in the five years since we made the film. The time we spent with Kina’s family in Eerie while filming 65_RedRoses was so special for us. Like Eva and Meg, Kina was a strong person – Eva often referred to her as a CF Warrior. She lived life on her own terms and with an open heart. We were moved by her acceptance of people who were different, her love for animals, and the courage she had to share her story.
When we first arrived to film with Kina she had beautiful, long hair, and one day during the shoot she decided to cut it all off. She had promised a charity she would do it, and she wanted to honour that commitment. She opened up her life to our film because she promised Eva she would. If she believed in something she went for it all the way. While they were taken too soon, we are thinking of all three girls right now. We know they are finally free and breathing easy. Our sincere condolences to Kina’s family and countless friends.
Love, love, love.
~ Nimisha & Philip

Bria our fantastic 65_RedRoses outreach volunteer is back in Montreal!

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As summer is ending it’s time to give a quick update on all the amazing things that have been going on with 65_RedRoses and the #4Eva campaign!

I spent my summer in Uganda volunteering with an NGO which is why our 65_RedRoses Blog has not been updated for a while but I am back now and ready to help share more CF stories. If you or someone you know has been affected by CF and wants to share their story please email me at bria@hellocoolworld.com or contact me via the 65_RedRoses #4Eva Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/65redrosesfilm.

We also have some exciting volunteer opportunities to announce for any supporters in Montreal. If you are interested in volunteering to help plan a screening of the documentary in Montreal please contact me.

NEWS! 65_RedRoses is now available to be streamed online through the National Film Board of Canada’s Campus Subscription service.

It’s also available in video from us for a one-off screening license. If you are interested in hosting a public screening on your campus check out the “Screenings” section of the 65_RedRoses website for our screening guide, promotion tips and materials.

Finally, we want to send our congratulations to Eva’s father Bill Markvoort who raised over $77,000 for Cystic Fibrosis as a part of the GearUp4CF ride in July which is a nine day 1,200 kilometre bike ride from Vancouver to Banff.

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- Bria

 

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