Monday, April 2, 2012

The Peloton Film Patrick Dempsey Challenge Raising Support for Cancer Care

Here at Frugal Family Tree we do our best use our voice to support great causes. We have supported charities like Champions for Kids and the Win and Give campaign. Now we would like the chance to share with you about a cause shared with us from a great company we have worked with, Rinck Advertising.
Patrick Dempsey aka McDreamy  has teamed up with four time cancer survivor Laura Davis (president of Rinck Advertising) and Ramsey Tripp who lost his mother to cancer to make a documentary called The Peloton Project.
The Peloton Project will follow nearly 40 cyclists  on a 2,500 mile ride from Alberta, Calgary, Canada to Lewiston, Maine where they will participate in the Dempsey Challenge. Cyclists will complete the ride in just 10 days, cycling relay-style day and night.  But, this documentary is much more than just a cycling event.

Woven throughout the team's journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and of a patient just diagnosed. Cyclists will be paired up with these "cancer warriors" and will be riding in their honor. Along the route, the cyclists and survivors will have the chance to correspond via video chats, which will be broadcast on the film's website: The finish line to the film is the starting line for the Dempsey Challenge where the cyclists and warriors will meet in person for the first time. It's sure to be an amazing journey and could be just the inspiration a cancer patient needs to give them the strength to get through their battle. Director Ramsey Tripp may have said it best when he said this documentary will share the stories of "real people with incredible stories told about their humble lives, challenges, and a commitment to move forward-sometimes charging, sometimes crawling, but finding the strength to advance."
Patrick Dempsey and Laura the president of Rinck Advertising

Here is where you can help:
To get this film started they need to raise $20,000 by April 6th 2012 to get the starting funds. So far $14,655 has been raised with 4 days to go. Even if its a $1 every dollar adds up and they appreciate your support. You can donate at the KickStarter page for The Peloton Film. 

 Other ways you can help are: 
 -Sharing the Kickstarter page on Facebook, Twitter, their blog if they have one, etc. 
-Liking The Peloton Film on Facebook 
-Following @thepelotonfilm on Twitter
Thanks for taking the time to read this post, we wanted to help with this project in any way we can.


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