Darius Goes West
Darius Goes West screenings and school visits have done so much to raise money for DMD research and to inform the world about this disease. We're so sorry to say that Darius died of heart failure on October 8, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. We will miss him and his wonderful smile!
We first became acquainted with "Darius Goes West" when it was named the opening film at the Longbaugh Film Festival in Portland, Oregon in March of 2007.
David Walker of the Wilamette Weekly and the Executive Director for the Longbaugh film festival in Portland, wrote a wonderful article about the film and how it affected him. Read David's article.
At this screening, we met several of the DGW road crew and Benjy Seckler of Charley's Fund.
It was such a funny and uplifting documentary and a wonderful evening that we determined to bring the documentary to Seattle. Six of the crew were able to commit to screenings and we were off and running.
See photos of the guys' visit.
Two screenings were organized for early summer in Bellevue, one at Sammamish High School, the other at Meydenbauer Center. Over $150,000 was raised for Charley's Fund from these two events.Read more about these screenings.
Tuesday, June 26th at Sammamish High School
Wednesday, June 27th at Meydenbauer Center
Darius and his 11 road buddies brought the bus to Seattle and Gig Harbor in February, 2009. Several screenings were held and many dollars raised for Charley's Fund. Thanks to the Hesters, the Dunlaps, Sarah Reed, Taryn and her mother, Mindy, and everyone else who helped make these screenings successes.
February 23rd, 7:00pm - Kane Hall, UW Campus
February 24th, 6:00pm - Gallaxy Theater Uptown in Gig Harbor
Two Screenings at Sammamish High School Theater - February 25th
Get your own copy of the DVD.