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Hello Seattle friends.

We wanted to let you know that a documentary film called D-TOUR will be screened in your area this weekend.

D-TOUR follows Pat Spurgeon, whose promising indie-rock career as a member of the band Rogue Wave suffers an incredible setback when one of his kidneys begins to fail. D-Tour chronicles Pat's search for a living organ donor and the challenges associated with finding a viable match. Pat's choice to keep touring and working toward the bands goals is put to the test; the absolute need to perform dialysis daily and to focus on his health became top priority while being on the road. D-Tour also addresses issues with the health care system, the lack of affordable insurance, and the importance of organ donation.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 4:00 PM
321 Mercer St. west of 4th Ave
Lower level of McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Speakers: Troy Mink (actor and writer) a longtime denizen of Seattle's theater community.
Cost: free

Spurgeon's story underscores the challenges that many American musicians face attaining health insurance. Future of Music Coalition began studying this issue early in the decade, and launched its Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT) in 2005 to help musicians better understand their health insurance options. HINT doesn't sell insurance, but instead provides information for working musicians, for free. In addition to musician-friendly articles on the website, HINT offers confidential phone consultations, during which musicians can go over their options on a case-by-case, state-by-state basis with a health insurance expert who is also a musician. FMC staff will be on hand at other screenings of D-Tour to discuss the program.

Additional screening dates for D-Tour:

FMC's HINT program: