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SU Students Bring Hollywood to Salisbury
Somerset Wellness Center and a group of Salisbury University students joined forces to help raise money and awareness for the Somerset Wellness Center as well as Lower Shore Enterprises and MAC, Inc.
On Saturday, October 12 Regal Theater was the host to their movie premiere for the Academy Award-nominated documentary CinemAbility, a star-studded thought-provoking documentary looking at the evolution of disability portrayals in motion pictures, television and new media, and how the entertainment industry has impacted and enlightened societyâ€™s perception of people with disabilities.
Professor Paula Morris, at Salisbury University, has students work with local non-profit organizations, helping them promote their organization. One group had the pleasure of getting to work with a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Somerset Wellness Center.
â€œWe did not know what we were getting ourselves into when we chose Somerset Wellness,â€ said Joe Keesling, a student in Morrisâ€™s class. â€œBut we sure lucked out and we couldnâ€™t be happier.â€ Drew Allebach, Megan Accetta, Nick Franco, Igor Laray, Zach Hogan and Keesling tirelessly worked side by side with Andrea Sims, founder of Somerset Wellness Center, to pull this event off in only nine short days.
There was a small V.I.P. reception before the premiere that allowed a group of 50 individuals the opportunity to meet the director of the film, Jenni Gold, and RJ Mitte, a star from the documentary and the son on AMC's critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad.
â€œThis was such an amazing experience for us,â€ said Franco. â€œWe are so grateful that RJ could make it to the event and for Andrea for allowing us this opportunity. And I canâ€™t forget Megan â€“ she has held our group together, making sure everything was finished in time.â€
The event sold all 200 hundred tickets, helping us raise $2,400 in donations for the three non-profit organizations
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