Stronger for Life, a documentary on Ilaria Montagnani’s battle with breast cancer, a Kickstarter Project ending October 22nd

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THE LRFA BLOG WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT STRONGER FOR LIFE, A DOCUMENTARY IN THE MAKING ON ILARIA MONTAGNANI’S BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER.

ILARIA MONTAGNANI, INTERNATIONAL FITNESS EXPERT AND CREATOR OF THE POWERSTRIKE WORKOUT PROGRAMS, HAS DEDICATED HER LIFE TO THE MISSION OF IMBUING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRENGTH AND COURAGE THROUGH THE FITNESS CLASSES, INSTRUCTOR TRAINING, VIDEOS, INTERVIEWS, CONFERENCES AND GENEROUS ENCOURAGEMENT SHE GIVES SO MANY OTHERS.

DIAGNOSED AND OPERATED FOR BREAST CANCER IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR, SHE HAS SELFLESSLY ELECTED TO DOCUMENT HER BATTLE IN A DOCUMENTARY, STRONGER FOR LIFE, TO INCREASE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN EVERYONE AND INSPIRE  FORTITUDE IN THOSE WHO FACE THIS CHALLENGE AND THEIR LOVED ONES.

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS WILL MAKE THIS FILM THE BEST IT CAN BE – ALWAYS ILARIA’S GOAL.

PLEASE READ HER STATEMENT, VISIT THE  KICKSTARTER LINK AND DONATE WHAT YOU CAN.

THE FUNDING ENDS ON OCTOBER 22nd.

THANK YOU!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/765642935/stronger-for-life-ilaria-montagnani-film-project

 

Ilaria Montagnani Photo credit: Michael Brian

Ilaria Montagnani
Photo credit: Michael Brian

UPDATE

Your generous donations have allowed us to meet 100% of our goal! YOU helped us to purchase additional supplies and secure the resources to continue production. We want to take this time to thank you again and celebrate your kindness in support of this documentary.

The pledge period will officially close on October 22,2016. If your friends, family or anyone in your network may like to donate we would be grateful if you shared this request. Any additional donations will allow us to maintain equipment and allow for more production hours to make this the best quality possible.

I look forward to sharing my story and inspiring even one person to stay strong in the face of even the most surprising or overwhelming challenges in life.

– Ilaria Montagnani 

THE STORY

As many of you know by now, I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. By the time you see this video; I will have just completed my surgery. Over the past couple of months, my producing partner and I have been working on a documentary film which I hope will resonate with people. While the documentary continues to evolve and take shape, it is truly a passion project of mine. The fabric of the story is about strength, courage, inspiration and empowerment. I hope my voice and the spirit of the film will come through and in the end make us all – stronger for life.

As you can imagine, my diagnosis was highly unexpected. I have dedicated my personal and professional life to health and fitness for years. I would be doing a great disservice to this film if we didn’t document these next several months. With your help, the funds we raise will allow us to continue shooting.

I am eternally grateful for your continued love and support. I look forward to sharing my journey.

OUR GOAL

From Ilaria’s initial diagnosis, we have documented events leading up to her surgery, and we will continue to follow her post-surgery. Since this past spring, we began documenting a day in the life of Ilaria, and we have approximately 10-15 hours of footage. We will need to document at least 150 hours to complete this film over the course of the next 1-2 years.

WOMEN IN FILM

We are extremely proud that many of us involved in this project are female. One of the goals in making this film is to celebrate and empower women. Women will not only be featured in front of the camera, but behind the lens and in the editing room.

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