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A Star is Born: Charity Film Screening Drives Dignitas International’s Mission

On October 3, many of Dignitas’ greatest champions came together for our annual advance charity film screening. It was with the support of 300+ guests and sponsors that we were able to raise over $90,000 for our lifesaving medical and research programs. The ripples of change started at this event will reach Malawi and Indigenous communities in Canada. Its impact will mean those who need treatment and care can access it when and where they need it.

This year, we screened the critically acclaimed A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in their directorial and screen debuts. The film follows the gradual fall of country star Jackson Maine while struggling artists Ally rises to fame. Not a dry eye was left in the house as the credits rolled. With such an amazing film and an inspiring night learning about Dignitas’ work, guests mingled at the neighbouring Ricarada’s Atrium for canapés and cocktails.

Through events like this, critical funds are raised for mothers living with HIV and their babies, for health clinics and community health care workers in Malawi, and nearly 20,000 indigenous people at risk of or living with diabetes in Northern Ontario. The funds raised are already being put to work improving health care for people facing a high burden of disease & unequal access to medical services.

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