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The Los Alamos National Laboratory is partnering on with Los Alamos Public Schools, Northern New Mexico College and schools in Pojoaque and Española during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
It’s called “Pink Skies,” a documentary about the empowerment of women and overcoming obstacles as athletes and human beings. The film follows Ruth, a breast cancer survivor, as she hopes to join a team of nearly 200 women from 31 countries to create a world record all Women’s Skydiving Formation. The team also has a goal to raise nearly $1 million for breast cancer research and prevention.
The award-winning documentary is being screened for lab employees Oct. 16 at LANL, but it’s also being screened for the community.
In addition to the screening at LANL, “Pink Skies” will be screened four times in Española and Los Alamos.
• 12:45-2:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Nick Salazar Center for the Performing Arts, Northern New Mexico College; for junior and senior high students from Española, Pojoaque and McCurdy.
• 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Nick Salazar Center for the Performing Arts, Northern New Mexico College; open to the public.
• 12:15-2:15 p.m., Oct. 16, Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos High School; junior and senior students.
• 6:30 p.m., Oct. 16, Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos High School; open to the public.
The afternoon screenings Oct. 15 and 16 are for students. The evening screenings are open to the public.
“Breast cancer touches everyone, whether it is a family member, friend, coworker or a friend of a friend,” LANL Deputy Director Beth Sellers said. “The ‘Pink Skies’ video, which we’re proud to screen here at LANL puts a face and further personalizes the illness.”
Sellers plans to introduce many of the guests who had a role in the production of the documentary and will be at LANL for the screenings and at the community screenings. They include:
• Gulcin Gilbert, producer and director of “Pink Skies,” who also has made more than 3,200 sky dives
• Stacy Malkan, media strategist for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry”
• Dr. Ruth Green, consultant/radiologist, Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, London
• Matt Romero, organic farmer from Dixon, N.M., operator of Romero Farms and president of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute.