More to Live For – A Documentary

20 Apr

Admittedly, I have made it clear on a handful of posts on this blog that the late tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker is one of my jazz heroes, and personal heroes.

Whether you are a Brecker fan or not, there is a very interesting new documentary coming out in June of this year called More to Live For that I came across that features Brecker, as well as two other lives shaken by cancer.

As the documentary website describes:

““More to Live For” (Director Noah Hutton) is the story of three lives, all shaken by cancer and dependent upon the one vital bone marrow match that could save them. These individuals are similar only in their fate and prolific accomplishments: Michael Brecker-15-time Grammy winner, one of the greatest tenor saxophonists of all time; James Chippendale entertainment executive and founder of Love Hope Strength Foundation, the largest music centric cancer charity in the world and Seun Adebiyi, a young Nigerian training to become the first ever Nigerian Winter Olympic athlete in any sport.

Their unrelated paths become connected in a desperate fight for survival and a singular mission: to bring awareness about bone marrow donation to the millions of people who could save a life today. A film of tragedy and loss, strength and hope. “More to Live For” presents the stories of three individuals facing life and death, and their commitment to making a difference. These deeply personal accounts of confronting illness will inspire hope and action, leaving the viewer empowered to become part of the cure.”

Funds raised by the film will go to organizing bone marrow drives around the world (over 100 are already set for 2010), will set up the first ever bone marrow registry in Nigeria, and will Spread the awareness that becoming a donor is as easy as a cotton swab in the cheek and to donate is like giving platelets or plasma.

To find out more information about the film, check out, and you can receive updates about the film via Twitter at

One Response to “More to Live For – A Documentary”

  1. Boots Cobler April 5, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    My son,6 years old, was a refractory leukemia and the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. Being biracial, he was given a slim match but FORTUNATELy his only brother,12, matched. December 23, 2010 was the transplant date. My son is now happy and has reached his 100th day.
    Now I can’t find tickets for this film. My 12 year old would LOVE to see it with me. PLEASE let me know where I can get extra tickets and I can pay double. Thanks!!!!!

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