FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For LIVESTRONG: Andrew Tanker
For Bolder Broadcasting: Katy Widrick
LIVESTRONG & Bolder Broadcasting Announce National Television Debut of Conquering Kilimanjaro
RLTV to Air Film Chronicling Cancer Survivors Inspirational Climb to “Roof of Africa”
AUSTIN, Texas/Orlando, Florida – September 1
For the first time on national television, Conquering Kilimanjaro shares the journey that combines one of the world’s greatest mountains, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers and one of the world’s greatest causes into one of the world’s greatest adventures!
Conquering Kilimanjaro is a feature-length documentary by Marc Middleton, which follows world-renowned mountaineer Chris Warner as he leads 16 cancer survivors and advocates to the 19,341-foot frozen summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Presented by LIVESTRONG, the film will air on RLTV’s national audience in primetime, on:
- September 10 at 8:30pm
- September 13 at 9:30pm
(local listings are available at http://rl.tv)
Each airing will be preceded by a special 30-minute episode of Growing Bolder, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the climb, the film and some never-before-seen clips of what it took to beat the odds and get all 16 team members to the summit at the same time.
Filmmaker and Bolder Broadcasting CEO Marc Middleton says RLTV’s inspirational network is a perfect fit for Conquering Kilimanjaro. “Our film is about the power of love and importance of family and friends. It’s about ordinary people achieving something extraordinary and is an inspirational shout-out to anyone who has faced or is facing a major challenge in their lives. We’re grateful to RLTV for making these two national primetime airings possible.”
“RLTV is proud to be airing the national cable premiere of this important, timely film whose inspiring message will resonate with all of our viewers,” said Brittany Yoder, RLTV’s Senior Manager of Programming.
The film is presented by LIVESTRONG and proceeds from all screenings and DVD sales support the work of the LIVESTRONG Foundation which provides free direct services to help people affected by cancer now.
Exclusive clips, video from the Austin premiere, climber bios and the special edition DVD are available at http://ConqueringKilimanjaro.com.
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About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation ﬁghts to improve the lives of people aﬀected by cancer now. For 18 years, the Foundation has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than three million people. LIVESTRONG answers survivors’ questions, tells their stories and helps them live their lives through direct service, advocacy and inventive partnership models. In 2014, the Foundation launched its boldest enterprise yet—the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The Institutes will be a pioneering approach to patient-centered cancer care designed by survivors to deliver the best teaching practices and the greatest collaborative research to serve the cancer community.
About Survivor Summit
The mission of Survivor Summit Foundation is to lead cancer survivors and their supporters on life altering journeys, inspiring them and the community at large to challenge the mental and physical boundaries associated with cancer. As a unique partnered event with LIVESTRONG, Survivor Summit raises money to support the LIVESTRONG Foundation while raising awareness about cancer survivorship. For more information, visit SurvivorSummit.org.
About Bolder Broadcasting
Bolder Broadcasting, Inc., is one of the world leaders in wellness and inspirational lifestyle content creation and delivery across all major media platforms. It producer documentaries under its Bolder Docs brand and its additional products include the Growing Bolder TV show, Growing Bolder radio, the Surviving & Thriving TV show, Growing Bolder Magazine and a network of community websites anchored by GrowingBolder.com.
About Marc Middleton
Marc Middleton is Founder and CEO of Bolder Broadcasting. A veteran news and sports anchor and
multiple Emmy Award-winning reporter, Marc left TV news in 2006 to start Bolder Broadcasting, Inc. and Growing Bolder. One of the leading voices in the active lifestyle movement, Marc is the co-host of the Growing Bolder TV and Radio Shows, Executive Producer of Surviving & Thriving, Editor of Growing Bolder Magazine, Author of Rock Stars of Aging, 50 Ways to Live to 100, Lifestyle Secrets of Centenarians, a featured blogger on the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on positive aging, marketing to boomers, and the power of storytelling. Marc directed, shot, wrote and narrated Conquering Kilimanjaro.
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers unique, inspiring programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events. At RLTV, it’s all about rethinking life for 50+. RLTV. Experience Matters.