WHAT: The Florida Premiere of the Documentary Film Conquering Kilimanjaro and Stand Up For Wendy Celebration
6:30 VIP Reception with Cast
7:00 Doors Open
7:15 Press Availability
7:45 Screening Begins
Full Sail Live
141 University Park Drive
Winter Park, FL 32792
WHO: Filmmaker Marc Middleton, Climber and Guest of Honor Wendy Chioji, Full Sail University President Garry Jones, Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Executive Producer and Climber Dr. Robert Masson, Climbers Bree and Stephen Sandlin, Robert Sergent, and LIVESTRONG CEO Doug Ulman, Executive Producers Bill Shafer, Katy Widrick and Jackie Carlin. Additional guests to be announced.
Please join us on the campus of Full Sail University at Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue for a special red carpet film premiere of Conquering Kilimanjaro, the first feature-length documentary from the Emmy Award-winning team at Bolder Broadcasting. Conquering Kilimanjaro follows an inspiring group of 16 cancer survivors and cancer community advocates as they attempt to climb the world’s highest freestanding mountain in Tanzania, Africa. Conquering Kilimanjaro celebrates the irrepressible nature of the human spirit, providing hope and inspiration to every family in America.
Wendy Chioji, a Central Florida news anchor who beat breast cancer in 2001, was part of the climb just weeks after completing radiation and chemotherapy for thymic carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The cancer has now returned and Wendy has been accepted into a clinical trial that offers new hope. “Wendy will beat this like she beat breast cancer,” says Conquering Kilimanjaro filmmaker Marc Middleton. ”But we want to pause for a moment and make certain that she understands how much she means to so many. Wendy has always been about providing hope and inspiration to others and we want to return the favor. We’re asking Central Florida to Stand Up For Wendy on December 3rd. The night will include a special tribute and we’re donating a portion of the proceeds to LIVESTRONG in Wendy’s name.”
“We’re honored to serve as the host location for the Florida premiere of Conquering Kilimanjaro at Full Sail Live,” says Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “Any time we have the opportunity to screen an important and impactful film on campus, honor someone like Wendy Chioji who means so much to the Central Florida Community, and help support the fight to defeat cancer, we’re both humbled and proud to participate. It’s going to be an amazing night!”
Click here to watch the full theatrical trailer for the film and click here to purchase tickets to the event. A limited number of media passes are also available. To obtain press credentials, schedule interviews, obtain high-resolution photos from the climb, or for any other requests please see contact details below.
About Bolder Broadcasting
Bolder Broadcasting is among the world leaders in wellness and active lifestyle content creation and delivery across all major media platforms. Its products include the Growing Bolder TV show, the Growing Bolder radio show, the Surviving & Thriving TV show, Growing Bolder Magazine, a network of community websites anchored by GrowingBolder.com, and its newest venture, Bolder Docs, a documentary film unit dedicated to producing films that change lives.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.
Katy Widrick: Katy@BolderMediaGroup.com
Jackie Carlin: Jackie@BolderMediaGroup.com
Casey Tanous: Ctanous@fullsail.com
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