23 September 2014

Celebrate The Game-Changing Women In Your Life & Attend LUNAFEST

I recently learned about an amazing event called LUNAFEST, which is a traveling film festival by, for, and about women. It's hosted by LUNA Bar, and the idea behind the festival is to connect women, their stories, and their causes, all through film.

*Thank you to LUNA Bar for sponsoring today's discussion!
Everyone has those women in their lives. You know the ones I'm talking about, right? The ones that you can trust, the ones that are there for you through it all. The ones you idolize and admire. The ones that serve selflessly and inspire you to be better. And LUNAFEST has encouraged me to spend more time recognizing those game-changing women in my life. Because us women, we're pretty awesome, don't you think?? And this festival, and all of the causes it supports, is such a great way to get inspired.

I encourage you to check to see if there's a LUNAFEST in your area! I mean, what a great way to celebrate women, not to mention, support some great causes. LUNAFEST helps their hosts to raise money for non-profits in their own communities, as well as the main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. So basically, 100% of proceeds, go to charity. To date, over 100 filmmakers have been featured, and nearly 1.9 million dollars have been raised.

Some of the upcoming LUNAFESTS are being held in:
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Arbor Vitae, WI
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Washington, DC
  • New Hope, PA

    ...and so many more locations! Click here to find out if LUNAFEST is coming to your area! Wouldn't that make a wonderful ladies night out? Get yourself dressed up and go support this fantastic film festival!
And did you know you could even host a LUNAFEST event?? That's pretty cool, right? Before I go, I wanted give you a few more amazing stats about the awesome things LUNAFEST has done!
  • $1,715,000 raised for local causes
  • $757,000 raised for the Breast Cancer Fund
  • 25,000 expected to attend LUNAFEST's 2014-2015 season
  • 950 films submitted to to LUNAFEST each year! 
  • $2,500 awarded to each filmmaker selected to participate in LUNAFEST
  • 1094 women's nonprofit organizations have benefited from LUNAFEST
  • 85% of every dollar raised goes directly to the host's local charity of choice
  • 15% of every dollar raised goes to the Breast Cancer Fund
As a women, I can definitely get behind this festival! Can't you?? Connecting with fabulous women, talented filmmakers, and getting behind and supporting some wonderful causes. So grab some ladies and find a LUNAFEST in your area! :-)