Wonder Screenings: ACPA and Connecticut Children's

By Alyssa Kirkman posted 10-11-2017 09:38 AM

The release of major motion picture Wonder is an opportunity to educate on cleft lip/palate and craniofacial conditions. The major motion picture, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, is based on R.J. Palacio’s book about a boy with a facial difference.  We are excited to host a screening of Wonder on Sunday, November 19, at the Southpoint AMC Theater in Durham, NC.  Read more about the ACPA screening on our website.

We are also excited to share more about what ACPA Approved Teams are doing to spread awareness. Connecticut Children's Medical Center Craniofacial Disorders Team is holding an event to celebrate the WONDER of coming together to overcome the stigma of facial difference.  More information about their event:

To celebrate the premiere of the movie Wonder, we will be having our own private showing at the Bow Tie Cinema City in Hartford, Connecticut on November 18, 2017.  Over 200 patients, families and team members are expected to join together to watch the movie.  There will be a warm welcome and introduction by our dedicated medical team director, Dr. Charles Castiglione, and a showing of our final Beyond The Face video, a touching documentary of our last grand event in February 2017.  Donations will graciously be accepted for the Special Purpose Fund which donates bottles to parents of newborn cleft palate patients.  All are welcome! 

ACPA would like to supply all ACPA Approved Teams with tools and tips for effectively engaging with news media in your local communities. ACPA has created a Media Training Toolkit for ACPA Approved Teams that includes information on maximizing PR opportunities - background, preparation and techniques for engaging the news media.  Are you holding a Wonder event? Please email alyssa.kirkman@acpa-cpf.org and we'll help spread the word.