Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Check out this great interview with Catherine at GaryCohenRunning! I'm sure you'll find it worth the read!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
So it has been two weeks since the “Prefontaine Film & Fundraiser” to benefit the making of the documentary film WinCatherine: The Story of Wincatherine Nyambura Ndereba and I am just now getting to posting about it. I apologize for the delay. Life has been very hectic and time was marching by but I wanted to share my thoughts.
I am very grateful to Johnny King-Marino for suggesting this event and for promoting it to his patients, co-workers, running clubs and friends, as well as for bringing on sponsors to cover the cost of the theater! It was a very generous gesture on his part and I am deeply grateful.
The night started off well when I actually got a metered parking space right outside of the theater. It doesn’t sound that important, but I had a lot of items to get out of the car and into the theater. The staff at The County Theater was great; they were so nice and very accommodating. They gave us a table to display concessions and allowed us to sell whatever we wanted so the proceeds could go to the film. They even donated the popcorn for us to sell!
|Audience patiently awaits the event to begin|
Catherine arrived with her manager, Lisa (who is also my sister), as well as Simon Ndirangu, (one of her training mates while in Norristown) my parents and Dr. Johnny. They had all gone out for Philadelphia cheesesteaks before!
|Catherine & manager Lisa Buster greet attendees|
|Catherine greets attendees|
|The audience awaits the start|
|Catherine in the audience|
|The WinCatherine trailer plays before an almost full house|
When the event ended, Catherine stayed behind to talk to people and take photographs with them.
Many people thanked us for a nice evening and I was relieved that people were not only entertained, but also inspired. My hope is that the people who attended will pass on the WinCatherine website, blog and IndieGoGo websites and generate more donations. We really need to raise more money and finally get into editing; we are getting so close to the end of 2010 and that means closer to the 2012 Olympics and I know we need to capitalize on the Olympic momentum that will start building in 2011!
|Catherine poses with fans George Bruno & Karla Kay Shantz|
|Simon Ndirangu (L) & Catherine Ndereba (R)|
There are ONLY 30 DAYS LEFT on our IndieGoGo campaign. Please don’t forget to visit WinCatherine on IndieGoGo to make your donation and you can help make WinCatherine a reality!
|Catherine Ndereba & my mom, Arlene Buster|
|Me and Catherine Ndereba|