Rochester, NY – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter is hosting a special screening of ‘When I Walk’ at the Little Theater tomorrow night, during MS Awareness Week (March 2-8). The event is free and donations go directly to the National MS Society Upstate Chapter.
The inspirational documentary was created by 25 year old Jason DaSilva after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The independent filmmaker had the world in his hands, but his diagnosis made him question everything. His symptoms progressed quickly resulting in the need of a wheelchair. He felt like his time was running out.
Thanks to his own courage, and some tough love from mom, DaSilva created another film. His journey includes emotional ups and downs as he clung onto his creativity and passion. He met a girl named Alice Cook at an MS support group. She became his film partner, and later his wife. This heartfelt film is sure to cause laughter, tears, and a sense of empowerment.
Where: The Little Theater - 240 East Ave #100, Rochester, NY 14604
When: Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. with panel discussion about multiple sclerosis to follow
Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. MS divides minds from bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another. MS is a destroyer of connection. But it is possible to build connections that MS cannot destroy. Our connections raise questions, find answers, bring knowledge and provide hope to the millions of people affected by MS worldwide. Every connection we make is a small victory, and together, our small victories will create larger ones that will help end MS forever. Every connection counts. As MS Awareness spreads, connections are built and advances are made in the MS movement. Join us for MS Awareness Week 2015: March 2 – 8 to raise awareness in communities across Upstate New York.
Media is invited to attend for interviews with National MS Society staff, event participants, and/or people living with MS.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Ashley Greenman, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 585-271-0805 (ext. 70322), Ashley.Greenman@nmss.org.
This event is collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.