Love Always, Mom - Exclusive Pittsburgh Screening
Filmed over the course of 3 years, LOVE ALWAYS, MOM is a feature documentary that tells the tale of a stage 4 cancer survivor and her husband's controversial decision to have a child using an egg donor and a surrogate. With laughter and tears, we witness a mothers love letter to her unborn child and a never before seen on film look into cancer and infertility.
LOVE ALWAYS, MOM is a film that speaks to anyone and everyone with a dream and inspires us to never give up on our dreams.
A panel discussion on oncology, fertility and infertility with the film subject and leading oncology and fertility preservation experts will follow the screening:
- Trish Russo, metastatic breast cancer thriver, film subject, and mom
- Shannon L. Puhalla, MD, UPMC HIllman Cancer Center, UPMC Passavant Cranberry, UPMC Magee
- Kyle Orwig, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Moderator: Aleksandra Sasha Milicevic, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Please note the doors will open at 6 pm. Film will run from 6:30-8 PM. A panel discussion 8-9 PM. Movie snacks & drinks will be served from 6-9 pm.
Pittsburgh screening is dedicated to loving Memory of Amanda De Fiebre, who lived her life so beautifully lived and whose heart is so so deeply loved.
In 2018 LOVE ALWAYS, MOM won the Audience Award at its World Premiere at Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival. It was awarded Best Documentary awards at the Catalina Film Festival, the Nevada Women’s Film Festival, and the Maryland International Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival. Movie part of the official selection of DTLA Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley International Film Festival in San Francisco.
This is your one and only chance to see a critically acclaimed documentary in Pittsburgh and meet Trish. Additionally, the evening will include time to mingle before and after the movie screening, a chance to win gift basket raffles, and a surprise guest!!!
Do something different this October. Instead of purchasing #PinkJunk, learn about reality of living and parenting with MBC and help raise funds for treatment of this terminal disease.
Love Always, Mom” was funded by The Cyan Gray Hope Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, to ignite a dialogue around cancer and fertility issues. All proceeds raised at Pittsburgh screening will go to go Metavivor Research & Support, Inc. towards research for treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
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Come find out why critics raved and film festivals awarded LOVE ALWAYS, MOM!
"Every aspect of Love Always, Mom is a breath of hope."
"Absolutely breathtaking. This is a movie worth keeping an eye out for."
"Inspiring tale in every bit, watching Love Always, Mom is truly an incredible experience."
-Red Carpet Crash
Metastatic breast cancer is the spread of breast cancer to distant body parts, most commonly the bones, liver, lungs, and brain. Many effective breast cancer treatments exist, but if the cancer metastasizes and spreads outside of the breast, there is no cure. If you know of someone who has died from breast cancer, they died from metastatic breast cancer.
One in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although breast cancer is often thought to be an easily curable cancer, about 30 percent of patients eventually become metastatic and will die from their disease. Cancer in one's breast does not kill; MBC kills. The average lifespan of someone diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer is only three years.
It is estimated that 42,260 people will die from metastatic breast cancer in the US this year; that is 116 deaths per day.
These number have been increasing for the past several decades yet only five to ten percent of breast cancer related funding goes toward research for treatment of MBC. We are asking you to help us change this and save lives.
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$30 General Admission
$20 MBC patients, Breast Cancer Patients and survivors