Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation Sponsors Compelling PBS Documentary

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'Those on the Front Lines of Cancer’ airs on KERA, Sunday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m.

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“We understand the path a cancer patient and their family must take, and we are here for their support. We are honored to be part of this story.”

As part of its commitment to supporting patients nearing the end of life, their families, and the greater community, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is serving as executive sponsor of the new PBS documentary, “Those on the Front Lines of Cancer.” The film debuted this summer on Public Broadcasting Stations nationwide, and will be shown Sunday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m., on KERA, PBS member station for North Texas.

“Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is proud to be part of Those on the Front Lines of Cancer,” said Kelly Mitchell, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We understand the path a cancer patient and their family must take, and we are here for their support. We are honored to be part of this story.”

Nearly two years in the making, the documentary was produced for Detroit Public Television by Visionalist Entertainment, whose mission is to share compelling, untold stories. The film explores many aspects of cancer, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, environmental toxins, pain management, financial toxicity, lifestyle factors, and advocacy.

The focus, however, is “those on the front lines” – the people – the medical professionals searching for a cure, the supportive community organizations, and especially the inspiring, heartfelt stories of the individuals personally fighting cancer and their families.

“I wanted to give a voice to those who are on a cancer journey,” said award-winning Director Keith Famie, “to enable these unsung heroes of the film to teach us about strength, courage, faith, and the drive to overcome this devastating disease.” The story is held together by the universal concept of time – the rush against time to develop cures, the way the perception of time changes after a cancer diagnosis, and how patients choose to spend their time.

About Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
Funded primarily through generous donations from families and friends of Heart to Heart Hospice patients, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity that provides financial support for patients nearing end-of-life, their families, and the greater community through various charitable programs. Each program includes financial support for critical unmet needs, as well as much-needed education for the under-utilized and often misinterpreted field of hospice and palliative care. Learn more about the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation.

About Heart to Heart Hospice
Heart to Heart Hospice, founded in 2003, is one of the largest private providers of hospice care in the United States. Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Heart to Heart provides a broad range of hospice services to patients with life-limiting illnesses across 38 locations in Texas, Michigan, and Indiana. At Heart to Heart, we understand both the physical and emotional challenges for our patients and their loved ones and our care team is committed to providing them with what they need most: comfort, support, and dignity. Learn more about Heart to Heart Hospice.

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