UPDATE: A special students-only screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the director, camera operator and editor, will take place on December 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Full Sail Live Venue. More information is available here.
Please join us on December 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. 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 3. 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!”