News Release

Friday, November 04, 2005

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043 or

Free Public Program

A heartwarming evening of film and discussion.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The CHKD Bioethics Advisory Committee will host a free evening of film and discussion on November 30, 7:15-10 p.m., at the Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Avenue, Norfolk. The program will feature a presentation of The Cure, a heartwarming adventure film and story about two boys living life to the fullest. It is filled with laughter, compassion, courage and the enduring power of hope. Following the film, renowned medical ethicist Dr. Chris Feudtner, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will lead a discussion about the film as it relates to children’s and families’ perspectives about hope when faced with a complex chronic illness. Feudtner will be in Hampton Roads to participate as the featured presenter during CHKD’s 16th Annual Bioethics Day the following day at the hospital, which also will focus on the role of hope in the clinical and psychosocial processes of chronically or terminally ill patients, their families and their caregivers. The film is rated PG-13 and is intended for a mature audience. There is no charge for admission to the Naro program, but tickets must be obtained in advance by calling (757) 668-7500. For more information about the evening film presentation (November 30) or the 16th Annual Bioethics Day (December 1), visit