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September 29, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Movie
Location: Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: free
Audience: Alumni, Community

"GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story" is a documentary about Wayne State University Law School 2005 alumnus Christopher Rush, who was born in 1976 and died in 2007. He was born with muscular dystrophy and achieved accomplishments beyond every expectation. After his graduation from Wayne Law, Rush developed an inspirational program called GO FAR (Goals, Obstacles, Focus, Act, Review) that he hoped would teach others how to reach their goals despite obstacles. The documentary by Zack Arnold was created to serve as Rush's legacy and continue his goal. The filmmakers hope to raise money through donations to license and distribute the film. A portion of final proceeds will be split between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a scholarship fund set up in Rush's name. Rush, who was from Rochester Hills, was admired and well-liked by his law school peers and professors. He was the 1983-84 National Poster Child for the MDA, a presidential visitor to the White House, a licensed scuba diver and an advocate for the disabled.

For more information about this event, please contact Shawn Starkey at 313-577-4629 or sstarkey@wayne.edu.