Film Lovers Fundraiser
Words and Pictures producer attends Uptown screening to raise arthritis awareness
Longtime WFAA movie critic and newly minted film producer Gary Cogill joined hosts Margaret and Lee Jackson at the The Magnolia for a special movie screening of Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
The event included a special conversation with Cogill, the film's producer, and remarks by Margaret Jackson, who currently serves as board chair of the Arthritis Foundation, south central region, and member of the national Arthritis Foundation board. Conversation centered around this heartwarming summer film, whose lead character has rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The Arthritis Foundation hopes Words and Pictures will help increase understanding about the seriousness of RA and how it can have a major impact on the lives of people who have it. Arthritis is a chronic disease that affects 53 million adults in the United States, 4 million Texans and more than 25,000 children across the state.
The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The organization serves as the voice of people with arthritis and as the go-to resource for people living with the disease by promoting the tools, resources, programs and services.