Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 24, 2012.

Update #4

The Genius of Marian

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Week #2 and there is a lot to celebrate.  

Hi everyone it's Devon White Angelini, Pam white's daughter and Banker's sister. I am proud to be working as the outreach coordinator on this film and am excited to chime in here on Kickstarter and say thanks to all of you.  We are over 50% funded in our first week. We did that together - so far all 190 of us! What an amazing start - a real confirmation of how important and needed this film is.  We still have a long way to go so please continue to share the project far and wide. 

Please share this link to the campaign with your friends: http://kck.st/TqQT8v

Email anyone who you think will be moved by the project, might make a pledge or share the link with their networks. And share the link on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. 

I recorded a video update that I invite you all to watch and we have a few other exciting updates to share: 

A VERY SPECIAL HEARTFELT THANKS TO PETER GARDNER WHO PLEDGED $5,000 TO PROPEL US OVER THE HALF WAY MARK AND TOWARDS REACHING OUR FINAL GOAL. For this generous pledge we were offering one of Marian's oil paintings (watch video update #3 to see the painting as it appears in the film).  What makes this moment also particularly significant is that it marks the beginning of starting to share Marian's artwork with the world - celebrating the spirit of my mother's original book project. 

NEW REWARD AVAILABLE:

We are excited to be able to offer 10 copies of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic signed by the author David Shenk who also serves as an advisor to The Genius of Marian project. The book won First Prize in the British Medical Association's Popular Medical Book Awards, and has been called "the definitive work on Alzheimer's" and "a remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind."

In January, 2004, PBS broadcast "The Forgetting," a prime-time documentary inspired by the book. Shenk speaks frequently on the history, biology and social urgency of Alzheimer's disease. He has advised the President's Council on Bioethics on dementia-related issues, directed five short animated "pocket films" about Alzheimer's,(one featured above) and is a Senior Advisor to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

The reward is offered at $75 pledge level.  Remember anyone who pledged at $50 level could increase their pledge by $25 and receive both a DVD and David's important book. 

The Alzheimer's Association

In my video update I thank the Alzheimer's Assoc. MA/NH chapter for the incredible support and guidance we have received and continue to receive as a family trying to cope with all the changes that Alzheimer's brings.  We want to thank the them for the amazing work that they do everyday and are also looking forward to working together with them to plan screenings of the film and to create an educational outreach strategy that will be most impactful.

With gratitude,

Devon White Angelini

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      Creator Banker White on December 5, 2012

      Hi Karen,
      Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment, and for beautifully expressing one of the most difficult aspects of the disease. Thanks for sharing. We have added David's book to the rewards now and you can manage your rewards selection there. I will also make a note.
      Thanks so much.
      Banker

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      Creator karen l miller on December 5, 2012

      Hi,
      My mother died of Alzheimer's, and having to lose her again and again, as she changed, then to try to remake the relationship, was very hard, and sometimes very beautiful. As the child of someone with this disease, I also face the fear that other members of my family, or, especially, I will get it. Despite the example of my mother's courage, I am still frightened. Watching the trailer alone helped me, and I look forward gratefully for the chance to watch this film.
      I've decided to contribute $25 more, and be eligible to receive the book you've offered, if it is still available.
      Thank you,
      Karen Miller

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    We are proud to offer an original oil painting by the magical artist herself, Marian Williams Steele. A stunning 24' x20' oil painting of Good Harbor beach, Gloucester, MA - framed and signed by the artist. Watch the video in our project update #2 to see the painting including some shots of it as it appears in the film. Please contact us directly at info@geniusofmarian.com if you have any questions. (price does not include shipping cost) - (PLUS a thank you, digital download, art cards & DVDs)

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