I have run into roadblock #1 with my trip. My understanding is that due to licensing agreements, Cystic Fibrosis Canada is not allowed to donate the DVDs to me for distribution to libraries. I could use the donated movies for distribution to individuals, but for institutional use, the cost of the DVDs is much steeper. Damn.
This leaves me at a bit of a crossroads. Anybody have any ideas/desire to raise money to buy some DVDs? Any businesses want to sponsor this event? Anyone out there want to do their own little fundraisers (bake sales, car washes, or something on a larger scale) to help buy the movies? Unfortunately, I am not in the headspace to go full tilt into the large scale fundraising for DVDs element of this project, so at this point, any help would be appreciated.
Alternatively, I had the idea to distribute the donated copies of the movies to random individuals across the country and ask them watch it, then pass it on to a friend…65 times each. Hopefully this would still raise awareness, albeit on a much smaller scale. Double damn, but at least it that, in conjunction with some media attention that is in the works, would spread the word a bit.
The plan is still to leave PR on the 20th, do Vancouver Island, then speak at the opening ceremonies for the longest game ever played on the 26th. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, here’s the link to check it out: http://longestgame4cf.com/ Exciting stuff. You go girls! They’re still looking for players too if any of you gals out there are interested. I’d go, but I can’t skate and am pretty sure I’d wind up breaking my arm in the first 3 minutes.
Wish me luck on this DVD thing. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts or ideas. Right now, the suggestion window is open!