Thank you everyone for helping us reach this week's goal of 70%. With 9 days left we are in the home stretch. We need just over 5.600 USD to make this actually happen.
It's been a busy week in which we added some new rewards suggested by some of our backers: a pledge just for the exclusive T-Shirt made for this campaign, posters, a double set and an Educational and Library license to screen the film. Thank you to all for the continued support on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, in publications and newspapers including the cover article of the Arts&Culture supplement of one of Brazil's most important newspapers O Globo , a mention by the prestigious The Paris Review and Anthony Kauffman's blog on Indiewire . We feel deeply grateful and excited that so many are with us on the journey to bring back Howard's Burroughs film. Also, we would like to give out a special thanks to some really inspirational people who joined us this past week. They know who they are and their backing of this campaign to restore Howard's first film has been really important.
We are truly committed to make it happen and we know next week is crucial. Helping out in all, of course, is our family and friends as well as all of you. Steve Brookner, Howard's younger brother, is doing a fundraising spinning class on Christmas day from 9.30 to 11.00am at Pinecrest Fitness in Coral Gables. There will be a couple dozen bikes at $25 and $35 (Thank you uncle Steve!). So if anyone who lives in Miami wants a good sweat for a good cause, please don't hesitate. Steve is a committed and inspirational Ironman winner and trainer. By the way, Steve got into endurance sports as did Howard´s older brother, Andrew (my dad), because of Howard. You can read about it here.
And lastly, we must mention the passing of Spencer Cox, who died earlier this week at 44 from AIDS related causes. We are saddened by his loss, inspired by his life and reminded that AIDS is far from a thing of the past. His legacy stays with us: a giant activist in the fight against AIDS as well as one of the key people who helped accelerate treatment research in the US saving countless lives.
We want to wish everyone a healthy and happy Holiday season. Thanks for continuing to spread the word on this project. We need one last effort. Only together we will make it a reality.
Peace & love,
Aaron Brookner & team.