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    Australia is getting before any other country in the world (including mainstream America)award winning canine lymphoma documentary My Friend: Changing The Journey. It is the story of three families who have dogs who get lymphoma. One of the dogs in this film is a seven year survivor and the other two are over two years surviving. I know there are many people that think dogs cant survive cancer for long but this shows they can and what these people have done.

    It is to be screened in five states. Tickets only $5 and are now on sale. We really want as many dog owners as possible to see this as lymphoma along with other cancers can be treated and dogs given good quality of life if things are done properly. After the screening in each state, Australian veterinary oncologists will be available to answer questions on cancer from those attending. A real opportunity to ask those questions and get it from the experts.

    It is pretty costly to bring this to Australia as there are international airfares, local airfares, accommodation and venue hire that had to be budgeted for but the documentary is so worth it. I think it could change a lot for dogs everywhere. When our dogs are diagnosed with cancer we often dont know what is the best to do. So much advice is given and I think we all want to do the best we can. As a dog owner who had a dog who was affected by cancer, although not lymphoma it is so easy to relate to what we all go through.

    I hope you will all come and support this and let all the dog owners you know about it, as the documentary in itself is a world first, narrated by one of the worlds foremost experts on canine cancer, Dr Greg Ogilvie. Check out the trailer on the page. There is links to all the venue details from each state.

    Changing The Journey
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    Dedicated To Canine Cancer Awareness

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    It is pretty costly to bring this to Australia as there are international airfares, local airfares, accommodation and venue hire that had to be budgeted for but the documentary is so worth it.
    Or you could put it on youtube. It's even possible to monetise that a bit.

    Hopefully you raise enough money to pay the costs of making and distributing with a bit over for cancer research and more documentaries.

    The screening time and venue for Adelaide - very difficult for me. Lunch time on Saturday is always extremely busy.
    There's a double agility trial that day and hockey.

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    Adelaide was themost problematiccity to organise. It was much more cost effictive to go from Perth to Melbourne but I was told of a real"need" in Adelaide. The prices for venues was also the most expensive in the country and I rang hundreds of venues in Australia and it took over two weeks. If we did not do the matinee in Adelaide due to venue costs, we would have had to bypass altogether. We did check what was on that day in terms of other dog activities and at the time the date had nothing on it. If Adelaide doesnt sell we always have the option to cancelbut given the work that was put into getting it there we obviously would prefer not to. Perhaps with the email list you have for this forum you might be willing to put out an email to people to let them know? This is really important and could change the lives of many dogs in this country. If you wanted me to word something with a link for a mail out I could help.
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    Hmm, email everybody with the email list. Erm.

    It's about the same as you posting here but more annoying.

    So venue hire - there are two unis with lecture theatres that are occasionally available.

    I think the Palace / Nova would be busy or expensive but worth asking

    Equivalent spaces to Tandanya - I'd rate the unis - Uni Sa and Adelaide uni - I think their space must be around $80 (or $2 each for 40 people). The Art Gallery also has a space about the same size.

    Goodwood community centre gets used a lot by not for profits. And there's probably an equivalent at Unley and we've actually used Dover Gardens Dog club hall one time. Tho not sure how many people you'd get in there. And most of the RSLs and Churches have halls that would be ok. I think our local RSL hires out its hall for about $40 depending on whether you're a social member ($20).

    One of my clubs also uses the Scots Church hall on the corner of North Tce and Pultney. And they are completely mingy about their spaces. I think the Royal Science Institute also has a suitable space but I'm not sure where it is.

    And my guess about Adelaide venue was "the Capri" on goodwood road but that's much bigger than Tandanya. I also went to a charity showing of Red dog at the Chelsea - but not sure if you can still do that or not.

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    I rang the Universitys and there was two issues. The first was because the screenings were in second semester they would not have been able to be definative if we could hire until probably last week after they had done scheduling and the other issue was cost. The cinemas charge about $8 or more per seat (and tickets are $5 and I could not charge Adelaide more than other cities) Not sure if the dog club you mention is the one for DogsSA but I did call them and they did not have a screen or projector and the ring around for that with mics etc was $1500 on top of the hire of the venue. Many halls were the same no equipment and not big enough. We had to get a certain number of people to make it worth going to Adelaide or anywhere else for that matter. Because Adelaide was the second city it got down to two choices. Not go there or take the matinee. The airfares to Adelaide were more expensive from Perth than to go to Melbourne direct. We chose to take the matinee and if Adelaide supports this next time we will know that dog owners want such information and we will do things a bit better next time as there are other things in the wind.

    This has been a learning curve to pull off such a big mission. I have learned much more about people and how business is run in this coountry than I needed to know I am totally drained and gobbsmacked with this learning curve. I have also had a bar put on my phone twice in the last five weeks as my phone was making so many calls the phone company thought it had been stolen. I was hardly impressed But now things are coming together, sponsors are coming on board and others are contacting me which is nice. We are updating things as they come to hand throough our FB page.
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    cheaper to fly from Perth to Melbourne...

    No wonder Adelaide is such a back water. Those planes fly right over Adelaide when the direct route is further south...

    I also remember having to fly from Adelaide to Sydney - right over Canberra when I wanted to go from Adelaide to Canberra but there were no flights.

    Not fun.

    is Tandanya a cinema?

    I know that Scot Church and there is another on Flinders street where we used to have meetings - I don't know who provided the audio visiual stuff but they definitely had power point on projection screens with mics and all that. I think the RSL has some of that stuff - or they can borrow it from a church which has their meetings there.

    I've got some family in the film making business - they did "save your legs" and more recently a film about "sugar" and toured that. I've also got a friend in the Adelaide Uni film club and I'm pretty sure they don't have to charge $8 per seat for a screening. There must be a better way for a not-for-profit to get their message out.

    What I can do is post on a couple of facebook pages about it... that are dog obsessed specific with some vet members. If they don't like it - they can delete. Although - those are the agility people so they probably won't be going.

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