Friday, May 01, 2009

day +619

Finally! Yes, I finally found a moment to blog a bit. This week has been uber busy but great. Lots of positive things are happening.

Last weekend, I and a good friend saw the film, Sugar, downtown.

I had seen a few posters advertising the film, but really didn't know much about it. It follows the story of a promising Dominican pitcher, who leaves his family and homeland for the hope of success in the Big Leagues. Through his journey in the US, he has moments of greatness but also struggles with the high expectations of those back home as well as his minor league club not to mention dealing with the challenges of language, culture, and economics. He also makes a stop in my Bronx neighborhood, which was really funny to watch because I knew all the places that were filmed. We both thought the film was lively, earnest, and refreshing.

On Monday, I participated in the opening reception of the annual patient art show at Sloan. The show ended yesterday. As of Wednesday, 4 out of my 5 bridge photographs were sold, so it went extremely well. Dozens of friends came by which was great.

I stuck to the nocturnal theme. All but one were taken at twilight.

As some of you know, I'm also working with Sloan to spread the word about its Rock & Run celebration on June 7th. In its third year, the Rock & Run on the River is a 5K run/walk and survivorship celebration along the Hudson River. Brunch, yoga, live entertainment, and family-oriented activities will continue throughout the morning following the race. More than 4,000 individuals participated in last year's Rock & Run. We're working to make this year's even bigger.

Proceeds from the event will help to support the hospital's Cancer Survivorship Initiative, which is composed of a range of programs focused on addressing the important long and short-term issues that survivors face after treatment.

I'm featured on the Rock & Run's website: Duane's Story.

And at least one of the promotional ads for which I was photographed a few weeks ago is ready.


Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the poster--you're awesome, Duane! Also, thanks for posting about the movie Sugar. I hadn't heard of it (not surprising since our Dominican community is a lot smaller than NYC's). I found that it is playing here, so I'm going to see if Jaime wants to go.

Janet (Quetzal1)

2:08 PM  
Comment Blogger laulausmamma said...

Congratulations on the sale of some of your photographs : ) So glad you have found this passion for photography of the bridges. ((HUGS))


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