Film Screening Promotes Awareness of DMD

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Publication Date: 9/16/2008

The crew of the 2007 hit documentary “Darius Goes West” will be on campus this evening (September 16) for a screening of the film.  Crew members are spreading awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and raising donations to go to scientific researchers working around the globe to develop treatment or a cure.

Darius Weems, the subject of the movie, was diagnosed with DMD when he was five years old.  The film follows him from his hometown of Athens, GA and his friends as they journey cross-country to get Weems′ wheelchair customized on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” The story helps bring awareness of DMD to new audiences.

Rhodes students, faculty and staff are invited to the screening that begins at 7 p.m. in the BCLC Ballroom. The suggested donation is $5.

The event is presented by Tri Delta sorority and the Rhodes Activity Board with support from the Interfraternity Council, Kappa Delta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu and Kinney.

Learn more: http://www.dariusgoeswest.org/