Movie Screening: 9000 Needles

April 13, 2013

1:30 PM

Location:

Campus Center, Room 101 (wheelchair accessible)

Admission:

Free

Event Website

Graduate students from the Department of Communication Disorders, in association with Dr. Stephen Jefferson, a stroke survivor and lecturer from the Department of Sports Management, and Dr. Jacquie Kurland, assistant professor of Communication Disorders, will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary 9000 Needles. The screening will take place in the Campus Center Room 101 at UMass Amherst on Saturday, April 13th. Doors open at 1:30 pm. An introduction from local acupuncturist, Dr. Benjamin Feeley, will start at 1:45 pm, immediately followed by the screening of this 85-minute film. A question and answer session with Dr. Feeley will follow the screening. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund this event and raise money for stroke and aphasia research at UMass Amherst.

Although about 795,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year, most people cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors, and many are unaware that most of those strokes are preventable. 9000 Needles demonstrates a first-hand account of stroke and its effects, providing viewers with a unique educational experience. Learning about stroke can help you act in time to save a co-worker, friend, or relative. Making changes in your lifestyle may also help to prevent stroke. (Source: www.stroke.org)