PASADENA, CA – March 29, 2016 – Bloom Again Foundation, a Pasadena-based non-profit organization devoted to providing working women living at or near the poverty level with financial assistance when facing medical challenges, will be the primary beneficiary of proceeds from the 2016 LUNAFEST film festival’s Los Angeles event. The festival, featuring short films by, for and about women, will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
“We’re thrilled that LUNA, one of the nation’s leading nutritional food producers, has chosen to support our work,” said Dr. Lois Frankel,founder and president of Bloom Again Foundation. “Clearly, many single working women are financially vulnerable, particularly when faced with an unexpected medical emergency. 2/3 of low wage women receive zero paid sick days. While our organization does not pay for medical care, it provides financial support to meet living expenses and other necessities while women recover. This type of funding is not available from any other governmental or private source.” Also receiving support through the aegis of LUNAFEST is the Breast Cancer Fund, an organization whose mission is to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of cancer.
LUNAFEST, which seeks to inspire women through the art of filmmaking, was created by LUNA in 2000. This year, the festival will feature six short films: “Balsa Wood”, “Beach Flags”, “Boxeadora”, “First World Problems”, “Finding June” and “Raising Ryland”. The films will be screened beginning at 2:00 PM on Sunday the 24th, followed by a cocktail reception at 4:00 PM. Several hundred are expected to attend the festival, according to Dr. Frankel.
For further information about LUNAFEST and Bloom Again Foundation, contact Eleanor Beasley at (626) 405-7310 or visit the Bloom Again Foundation website at www.bloomagain.org.
ABOUT BLOOM AGAIN FOUNDATION
Founded in 2008, Bloom Again Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization located at 221 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena, Calif. It provides vulnerable working women with low wages and high dependent expenses with financial support in times of medical emergencies. This money goes to assist them in paying living expenses not covered by any other available public or private funding. To see examples of past gifts made by the Foundation, visit the Bloom Again website at www.bloomagain.org.
LUNAFEST was established by LUNA in 2000 to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness of women’s issues and to support worthy women’s non-profit organizations. LUNA is the maker and distributor of nutritional products that focus on the unique needs of women. This year, LUNAFEST will screen its films in more than 140 theaters nationwide. Since its inception, the festival has raised more than $500,000 for women’s organizations. For additional information, visit the website at www.LUNAFEST.com.