ABOUT THIS PROJECT
The effects of cancer reach far beyond the physical symptoms of the disease. Those who survive often find themselves dealing with a profound loss of community, identity and confidence, with few resources to turn to. On a quest to redefine themselves and defy their diagnosis, Out Living It tells the story of young adult cancer survivors who take on the challenge of rock climbing and white water kayaking during a week long outdoor adventure camp in the mountains of Colorado.
WHY WE’RE DOING THIS
Out Living It was created to document the transformation of people living with cancer as they discover their ability to embrace life while navigating the challenges of their disease. Realizing the far-reaching impact of this story, Serac Adventure Films teamed with First Descents to create a film that portrays the triumph of human spirit in the face of adversity, while inspiring its audience to seek challenge, adventure, risk and laughter.
More than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with the disease each year in the United States alone, and unlike pediatric or geriatric cancer, this group’s survival rates have not increased since 1975. Often considered strong and resilient, the people who fall into this category struggle to find support or deny the fact that they need support. We want this film to be an opportunity to launch young adult cancer into a national spotlight and allow the voices of this under-recognized group to be heard.
WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?
As important as this story is to tell, we need your support to help complete the final stages of our project. Your contribution will help finance the finishing touches of the editing, find the best possible soundtrack, and create a distribution plan to get this film out to the world. Please take the time to view our trailer, and if possible, donate whatever you can to help us complete take this film across the finish line and we will be happy to shower you with gifts!
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