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For $200, we can help Maryland medical scientists inspire more amazing students to work on the disease that took a loved one from you.
For $200, we can help Maryland medical scientists inspire more amazing students to work on the disease that took a loved one from you.
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Because of the setup and back and forth with the institution, its labs, and its various Principal Investigators, there are several potential risks in the filming and production process.

• Due to the unique access LabTV filmmakers have with the institution’s labs and some of the unusual requests we make to create the best mini-documentary possible, there may be delays in filming for a wide variety of reasons, including scheduling conflicts between the two parties, issues related to secondary shots (b-roll), school calendar timing, receiving still photographs from the scientists, etc.

• LabTV will always try its best to find scientists whose research may affect the disease or condition the sponsor chooses. However, given the rarity of some diseases the sponsor may choose, we cannot guarantee the right scientist will be found at the institution of their choice. If that is the case, LabTV will find a scientist whose research is as close as possible to the chosen disease. This is not a concern for common diseases.

• LabTV’s goal is to create as many mini-documentaries of young biomedical scientists as possible. If the demand from sponsors exceeds our expectations, LabTV may incur delays in matching the filmmakers’ schedules with the time allotted by the institution’s labs. Likewise, we are very confident in our editorial team, which has created created hundreds of mini-documentaries, but each video is unique and may pose new editorial challenges – so unexpectedly high demand may lead to delays in our post-production and editing process.

• To give our sponsors as desirable a product as possible, we allow each sponsor to set preferences for the scientist that is featured in the mini-documentary they sponsor. However, given the limited number of medical researchers at the desired institution, and the focus on finding a researcher whose work may impact a specific disease, we cannot guarantee that the featured scientist will match the sponsor’s desired nationality or gender.

• In the unlikely event that demand for filming an institution’s bio-medical researchers exceeds the total number of researchers at that institution, LabTV will contact the needed number of sponsors about whether they would like to delay the creation of their sponsored mini-documentary until enough new young researchers enter the institution, or they would like LabTV filmmakers to film research scientists at another institution.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Show your support and receive a virtual high-five from the LabTV Team! We appreciate your support and dedication to helping promote young Maryland scientists as leaders to students worldwide.

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    Sponsor a mini-documentary and LabTV will add a Rainbow Tribute at the closing credits honoring someone you lost. The Rainbow Tribute includes: up to 4 photos of your loved one; accompanying thoughtful text messages; and your name (or your family's name). We'll make sure the young scientist featured in the mini-documentary you sponsor is someone whose research may one day impact the disease that took your loved one.

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    Sponsor the full Feature Portfolio so we can both film and write about an amazing young scientist for students to see and follow. Our journalists will create a 1,000+ word Magazine Story, fill out a Personal Profile that can be used by our special search engine, and begin populating a Public Q&A – all elements that will help students better identify with that scientist.

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    The more students who see the mini-doc you sponsor, the more who will consider going into medical research. In addition to the full Feature Portfolio, we will promote the mini-documentary you sponsor on YouTube to at least 5,000 students interested in the sciences or medicine.

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    Help us transform hundreds of young scientists into Role Models for the next generation. It is a great way to support your favorite university and get more students interested in working on a cure for a particular disease. Contact us at videos@labtv.com to learn more.

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