Kendal Mountain Festival is the biggest and most diverse event of its type in the world. We are honored and super stoked to be part of the Official Selection of this prestigious Festival! …Heck ya!
Life Cycle Project is a passion film and our main goal is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer; however, it was born from adventure and IS an adventure documentary, at it’s core.
Thank you Kendal for supporting women in adventure, and for helping our cause reach a greater audience! #LifeCycleProject #WATW #KMF14 #everyonesurvives
Absolutely delighted to meet the amazing team and tour the OVCARE facility at the BC Cancer Agency last month. The team, led by the very humble and incredibly awesome, Dr. David Huntsman, are leading the way in ovarian cancer research and I’m so proud of these amazing folks! They held a private screening for the Life Cycle Project at the agency. “It’s so nice to connect and share, and in essence, bring the film ‘home'”.
In March, the Project will continue to make the rounds appearing at BC Cancer Agency’s Gynecologic Cancer Education Forum and also be part of the 2nd annual World Ovarian Cancer Day presented by Ovarian Cancer Canada. ….AND, Of course, the film is currently making the film festival circuit rounds – screening dates to be announced shortly!
In its 38th year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Presented by National Geographic and The North Face and Parks Canada, it takes place in Banff October 26 – November 3rd at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta.
If the film gets selected to move forward as part of the World Tour, it will do just that! The possibility to move, inspire and raise awareness to over 300,000 people world wide is overwhelming and we couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.
After 18 months of dedication, Last week the Life Cycle Project team unveiled our 16min documentary to a friendly crowd of friends, family, donors and sponsors. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive (not that I had any doubts. ahem) “a beautiful mix of vulnerability, determination and awesome scenery!”… “I was moved beyond belief; in the first 30 seconds I was captivated”…”I cried, laughed and left wanting more. Bravo!” From the bottom of our hearts than YOU for your continued love and support and for YOUR dedication to us and to raising awareness of ovarian cancer.
Last week, an article written by Angelina Jolie was published in the New York Times. Angelina, faced with the same gene mutation, BCRA 1 a gene that has been linked to breast and ovarian cancer, that took her mother… took my mother, and so many other women. She made headlines with news that she had a double mastectomy as a result of testing positive for the gene. In the article she explains what the stakes are for her and has gone public with her journey.
“But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience.”
If you haven’t already, please have a read of the NYT article here. It’s extremely informative and inspiring in so many ways!
When I started The Life Cycle Project I had no idea how truly amazing of a project it would be. It started as a hope to broaden the awareness of ovarian cancer, and in the end it did just that and so much more – It broadened me. I was stuck in a comfort zone of grief and pain (though I didn’t realize it at the time) and as the Life Cycle Project continued to grow into what it is today, I continue to grow as well!
Though the ride is over, the journey, in some ways, has just begun. 2013 will see the completion of the documentary film and hopefully by mid 2013, the film is successfully being seen at festivals and for TV broadcast. In 2013 it is my hope to continue to touch and inspire …and that Life Cycle is an event unto it’s own. Though maybe just a one-day event for starters :)
Please join me on a look back at the ‘Cycle’:
Much love and please continue to support Life Cycle.
Speaking as someone who is deeply affected by ovarian cancer I am encouraging you to consider donating to Ovarian Cancer Canada and help to support one of the most underfunded cancers. Now is the perfect time as every $1 = $2.
Here’s the call to action…. I invite you to put down that Chai, or that Peppermint Latte… or whatever your guilty pleasure is for just one week, and give to Ovarian Cancer Canada. $20 = $40 and that makes a HUGE difference.
Donate HERE. …And don’t forget to mention Debora’s Life Cycle in your comments field xoxo