Earlier this year, Julie Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy‘s daughter, announced that she would be producing a new documentary with her husband David Knight on COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Fundraising for the movie is currently in progress and is already almost halfway to its goal of $500,000.
“After my dad’s untimely passing due to complications related to COPD, my husband and I committed ourselves to continuing his mission and his message,” said Julie.
“The production team is honored to be contributing our time to make this project a reality,” said co-producer David Knight. “And we’re offering an opportunity for Star Trek fans and people from around-the-world concerned with COPD to show their support through our crowd funding campaign. Along with the COPD Foundation, we’ve set up a donation site http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/COPDFilm/Nimoy for anyone who wishes to support our project. Ten percent of all donated funds will be directed toward COPD research.”
“COPD: Highly Illogical showcases the latest advances in the fight against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, including state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery from BioLucid that promises to show the audience a spectacular view from inside the body.”
Donors will receive a “special, limited-edition commemorative gift personally signed and numbered by Leonard’s daughter Julie Nimoy. In addition, all donors will be listed on the film’s Tribute Page, appearing in the closing credits.”
“We invite you to support this meaningful project,” said Dr. Richard Casaburi, medical advisor for the film. “Please join us and shed light on COPD–a disease that affects so many people we know and love.”
For more information and to donate, head to the link located here.
Source: Press Release