If you want to see one of 2016’s most inspiring documentaries while creating awareness surrounding suicide through the R U OK campaign, support Marlene Hoff’s R U OK? Day fundraiser in Rosebud.
Marlene, the owner of 100 Mile Foodie, is planning a special screening of Embrace at Peninsula Cinema Rosebud on Wednesday, October 17, at 7pm. To do so, she needs to sell 65 tickets by October 5; they cost $47, with $25 from every ticket going to suicide prevention charity R U OK? A maximum of 100 tickets will be sold, which would raise $2500.
“I will aim to do one of these fundraising events at the cinema with canapés and wine every three months so we can support R U OK? with $10,000 each year to help this amazing organisation help those most at risk in our community avoid taking that ultimate cry for help,” Marlene said.
Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt as she travels the world to explore the issue of body loathing; her unconventional ‘before-and-after’ photo posted on Facebook was seen by more than 100 million people and triggered an international media frenzy.
Anyone who is able to donate bubbles, wine, beer, cider or ingredients to make canapés for the fundraiser, or supply items for a raffle, should email Marlene on email@example.com; tickets for the fundraiser are available at fan-force.com/screenings/embrace-peninsula-cinema-rosebud
“Your support last year was amazing,” Marlene said. “Please support it once again because the Mornington Peninsula region really needs it.”