If you donate to RtF, here are some ways your money can help.
College Action Network
$100: promote a new film on campus or provide refreshments at CAN screening
$500: sponsor 1 screening at a CAN Chapter
$700: provide leadership training to REACT to FILM campus leaders
$2,000: charter a new CAN Chapter
$3,000: brings VIP guest to CAN Chapter
$10,000: co-sponsor a REACT to FILM Chapter for a full year, reaching 800-1000 students
High School Program
$30: develops 1 lesson plan on media literacy or civic engagement
$100: provide professional development for 1 teacher to make media literacy and civic engagement a priority
$500: sponsor curriculum develop for 1 new film
$3,000: develop an entire course for a high school
$10,000: offer REACT to FILM at 2 new Public Charter School, impacting 100 students
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs – almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare spending goes to preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.It’s not surprising that healthcare is at the top of many Americans’ concerns and at the center of an intense political firestorm in our nation’s Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. The film examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.
ESCAPE FIRE also presents attainable solutions. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke interweave dramatic personal arcs of patients and physicians with the stories of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out of our current crisis. It’s about saving the health of a nation.