Tom is a patient of mine, he is in his 60’s and has aspirations of travelling the world now that he is retired from a career of piloting with a company that he worked for over 20 years. He has one problem. He is committed to having dialysis 3 times a week and is anxiously awaiting a kidney donor for his end stage renal failure. He has so much life to live and is confined by his disease. He literally cannot leave his home without preparations to dialyze and keep phone contact with the kidney transplant team. Tom is amazing and he annually organizes the DeBord mad dash for my 88yo grandmother who has a mission to get her 40 yo grandchildren to visit their grandfather’s gravesite each Easter. He executes a detailed, complicated scavenger hunt through the small town of West Lebanon, IN to hide a clue at the gravesite. The grandchildren love the tradition and plan to continue it for decades to come. He is an amazing person that gives back to the people he really loves. I can’t help but support that mission.
Brian Pearce and his wife are independent film makers that are supporting the local foundation for Kidney disease. They are hosting a film festival this weekend in Indianapolis in support of Brian’s brother who lost his life to kidney disease.
The Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival is April 21 and 22, at the Madame Walker Theatre Center in downtown Indianapolis.
They are proud to be screening 27 comedic films from around the world, 10 of which are connected by cast or crew to central Indiana. Many of these films are having their Indianapolis premiere.
Tickets are now on sale. An “All Weekend Pass” gets you into every block of films; “All Day Passes” for Saturday or Sunday are also available. Only have time for a single block? Visit our “Films” page and pick your block. Group tickets are also available at a discount for groups of ten or more. Just call 317-722-5640.
Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival is dedicated to raising money and awareness for kidney disease, which affects thousands of Americans and their families each and every day. The festival began in memory of Steve Pearce who worked diligently to raise awareness of kidney disease before he succumbed to its complications in September of 2009.