Sunday, January 3, 2010

Extraordinary Measures: The Inspirational Quilt

Watching TV tonight I caught a commercial for the upcoming movie, Extraordinary Measures. I commented to hubby that we should go see it when it comes out later this month (Jan 22nd). We rarely see movies by ourselves, but this one looks right up my alley. I'm a sucker for the pull-at-the-heart-strings, powerful, emotional movies.

Don't Hope For a Miracle. Make One. Extraordinary Measures from CBS films stars Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford. It's inspired by the story of John Crowley, a father who risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease, defying conventional wisdom and great odds.To celebrate Crowley’s story, the Inspirational Quilt has been created as a way to support charities and share your story. It’s so easy to take part, all you have to do is upload an inspirational video.
  • Go to the Inspirational Quilt and click on Upload Your Story
  • Once your video is uploaded, you will be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to designate the charity of your choice to receive $10,000
  • Tell your friends to vote to increase your chances of winning
Videos have been uploaded to the Inspirational Quilt and are already in the running for the $10,000 donation- including the story of Alexandra "Alex" Scott, a young cancer patient who, facing a grim diagnosis, insisted on setting up a lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer before succumbing to the disease at age eight. Her stand evolved into a national lemonade stand initiative and foundation which has raised over $25 million for the cause.

It is truly amazing to see the stories on the quilt.

Thanks to YouCast Corp for sharing the above information with me!


Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Wow, what a lovely heart you have, you share with us the best in mind,
you care about the benefits of others the way you do about yourself.

It sounds a great movie to watch!
I like the peacefulness of your place.

sheila said...

I cannot WAIT to see this movie. I just know it's gonna be awesome! Great post you have here!

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I appreciate the info. The movie definitely looks like something that will leave a positive mark behind. I plan to watch it for sure.