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Jackson Orthopedic Foundation’s Third Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala Celebrates Orthopedic Education and Health
Oakland’s newest film festival raises needed funds to train nurses to treat orthopedic patients
October 20, 2020, Oakland, California — Canes is coming! And despite the challenges of COVID-19, the show must go on!
Following two very successful in-person events in 2018 and 2019, Jackson Orthopedic Foundation (JOF) will celebrate orthopedic health education virtually at its 3rd Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala on Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PST on Zoom and YouTube. This year’s festival theme is “The Show Must Go On”— because we simply can’t be sidelined by the current health crisis!
The annual benefit event for health education is a unique and fun-filled celebration of student films about orthopedic health. Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
“Canes is JOF’s most important fundraiser, as it supports vital training for nurses and other clinicians — training that is needed more than ever to care for patients who are suffering from painful joint and other musculoskeletal conditions,” says Kathleen A. Geier, DNP, JOF Director, Orthopedic Education.
“One in two people are suffering from a joint or muscle condition, and the COVID pandemic has made everything much worse for these individuals. JOF’s courses provide the training nurses need to handle this growing population of people who need care,” says Geier.
The festival is also an opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues to learn more about JOF’s work and to support our mission—to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research, and service.
About the Event:
The entertaining short films screened at Canes are produced by students in JOF’s Healthcare Immersion Program and Orthopedic Primary Care courses. The event features special presentations from JOF alumni, patients, students, and advocates, in addition to audience awards for the best short film, a silent auction, and a short intermission for socializing. The festival name is a nod to the internationally known film festival in France.
Standard Canes tickets are $50, and student tickets are $25. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Support for Canes benefits JOF’s three flagship programs, which provide training for nurses and other clinicians:
WHAT: JOF 3rd Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala
WHEN: Sunday, November 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m. PST
WHERE: On Zoom & YouTube
COST: Adults $50; students $25
About Jackson Orthopedic Foundation:
JOF is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research, and service. Since its founding in 1998, JOF’s goal has been to raise the profile of non-surgical musculoskeletal health with local hospitals, schools, and the general public, while encouraging a collaborative, multidisciplinary care model in the orthopedic community. https://www.jacksonortho.org/
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