Brookline Access Television will be holding its annual open house event for members, volunteers, residents, and organizations of the community of Brookline on Wednesday October 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00pm. BATV volunteers and staff will be showcasing the facility, hosting interactive media tutorials, and signing up new members. This event is free and open to the public. Nonresidents of Brookline are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Food, drinks, and wine will be provided!
This year's open house features two fully functioning TV studios with HD cameras, educational computer labs full of macs, private editing suites equipped with all the latest editing software, a spacious conference room, and a theater. Aside from the usual free food, raffles, and showcasing of BATV programming, guests will be welcomed by a demo of our new, hip production van. Guests will also be given a hands-on oppotunity in the studio to help create a brand new promo for our channel. Come see our art galleries, meet the staff, and learn about volunteer and internship opportunities.
Susan Whitman Helfgot
About Susan (from her site thematchstory.com):
Susan Whitman Helfgot is the widow of Joseph Helfgot, a Hollywood movie marketer who died from complications during heart transplant in April of 2009. She was cast into the national spotlight when a Boston Globe reporter uncovered that her husband had been the donor in a historic transplant operation.
In the late 1990s, the former insurance company executive decided to return to her first love, science, returning to college to study astronomy and biology. She co-founded a charter middle school in Los Angeles while pursuing her studies. Her knowledge of biology coupled with a decade as her husband’s caregiver outside and within hospital walls has given her a unique and valuable perspective and Susan has become an outspoken advocate for organ donation. She has presented to national medical conferences and testified before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts legislature, and has appeared on television programs including Good Morning America and Dr. Oz.
Susan established the Joseph H. Helfgot Foundation with funds from the sale of The Match: Complete Strangers, a Miracle Transplant, Two Lives Transformed. Projects include Team Heart Rwanda and an ongoing research study about public perceptions concerning face transplantation. The foundation also provides funding support for face transplant medical research. For more information visit Joseph H. Helfgot Foundation.
An avid runner and stargazer, Susan lives with her children and cocker spaniel in a suburb of Boston.
We will be raffling off an iPhone/iPad, A Go Pro Camera and an iPod nano.
Raffle tickets will be sold for 1 ticket for $5, 5 tickets for $20.
Raffle tickets may be purchased at the BATV reception desk during operating hours, at the BATV booth at Brookline Day on September 23rd, the BATV booth at the Wagathon on September 30, and at the Open House on October 3rd.
Winners will be drawn at the Open House. Winner need not be present to win.
For more information abou this event, or other events listed, contact Andrea at email@example.com or 617.731.8566.