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Support Dell Children’s Blood & Cancer Center Teen Infusion Room

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Amplify Austin has ended but we are still raising money for Dell Children’s Blood & Cancer Center! Austin Film Festival is thrilled to continue our relationship with the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center at Dell Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to bring these young minds to a different place of imagination and creation.

AFF’s involvement with the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center spans from organizing film camps and workshops, hosting special screenings for cancer patients and family members, and sponsoring the film-themed Teen Infusion Room in the Specialty Pediatrics Building. The Teen Room provides a calming environment to watch movies on the big-screen television, as well as tablets and laptops. It has steadily become a place of comfort for the children while they receive life-saving treatments that often last for many hours. This fundraising campaign is dedicated to the Teen Infusion Room in the Specialty Pediatrics Building.

All donations raised will go to the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center at Dell Children’s and fund the Teen Infusion Room, in the Specialty Pediatrics Building. The Teen Room provides a calming environment to watch movies on the big-screen television, as well as tablets and laptops. It has steadily become a place of comfort for the children while they receive life-saving treatments.

Testimonials:

“Everyone enjoyed seeing the expressions on the campers’ faces as they watched their stories unfold on the big screen,” says CBCC Art Coordinator Mary Frasher. “It was obvious what the films meant to them and was truly a special moment for everyone involved.”

“I am thrilled Austin Film Festival has made this partnership such a huge priority for our community. As we gear up for participation in the Amplify Austin “I Live Here, I Give Here” campaign, I am reminded that support for these programs is crucial to kids who may not otherwise have a chance to express their creativity during such a difficult time. Our goal is to bring these young minds to a different place of imagination and creation.” – Liz Mims, Austin Film Festival Young Filmmakers Director

“The AFF continues to bring adventure, film education, laughter, and entertainment to this very special group of teens through its Young Filmmakers Program, an annual summer camp that offers screenwriting, filmmaking, and Claymation workshops for aspiring filmmakers. Many patients have discovered a new passion for film making and have learned to use the language of film to tell their stories.” – Matilda Sanchez, Communications Specialist, CBCC

To read more about our relationship with the CBCC, click here