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Free screening of ‘Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement’ to be held Oct. 22

Oct 17, 2017

Free screening of ‘Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement’ to be held Oct. 22

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2017)—There will be a free screening of “Realistically Ever After: A Turn it Gold Movement” on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Athena Cinema on 20 S. Court St.

Charlie Dina traded in part of his childhood for chemotherapy, a cocktail of drugs that saved his life. Charlie’s scans now reveal no evidence of disease. Even so, he lives with late-effects of treatment. The Dina family founded Turn it Gold to elevate awareness about childhood cancer and survivorship. Realistically Ever After profiles their efforts as they partner with schools, athletic teams and community members to communicate the hard facts of childhood cancer and increase funding for research. The film illustrates how brave individuals inspire others and bold action creates change.

The founders of Turn it Gold will be present and after the screening will speak to how funds raised have been leveraged to better understand and enhance the lives of childhood cancer survivors.

The screening is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Jan Hodson at hodsonj@ohio.edu.

The film is produced and directed by Lynn M. Harter, Stephanie M. Pangborn and Evan Shaw. Associate Producers include Jill Yamasaki, Mark Brewer and Tom Hodson. Assistant Producers include Alex Lippert and Shariq Sherwani.

In association with the WOUB Public Media Center and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact.

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-From staff reports