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‘The Ultimate Gift’ to be shown on February 11

The National Auxiliary to the School of Medicine Alumni Association has secured the rights to a preview showing of the film “The Ultimate Gift” on Sunday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m. at Loma Linda Academy Chan Auditorium.

This special showing is one of several hundred showings that are taking place in January and February across North America prior to the film’s general release in spring 2007.

Based on the internationally acclaimed book The Ultimate Gift by James Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbably journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question of “What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?” The film stars James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Lee Meriwether, Bill Cobbs, Drew Fuller, and Abigail Breslin.

“As a preview host for the film, the National Auxiliary of the School of Medicine Alumni Association is pleased to be able to share this film and introduce ‘The Ultimate Gift’ message to our community and hope that they find the message as inspiring as we have,” says Beverly Krick, National Auxiliary coordinator for the event.

“I have long said that books can change ideas, but films have the power to change cultures,” says author James Stovall. “Our goal, therefore, is to share ‘The Ultimate Gift’ with as many people as possible and start providing the tools to change.”

“The Ultimate Gift” is supported by a unique, grassroots marketing and merchandising campaign that is designed to allow philanthropic, educational, faith-based, and professional advisory organizations to participate in its promotion.

Tickets to the preview showing may be obtained from the School of Medicine Alumni Association office, 11245 Anderson Street, Suite 230. General admission to the film is $15. Reserved seating is $25. Admission for children 12 years and younger is $10. Special golden circle tickets may be purchased for $100.

All proceeds from the event will benefit missions and the National Auxiliary’s scholarship fund.

To learn more about “The Ultimate Gift,” go online to www.the ultimategift.com.

Further information about the event may be obtained by calling the National Auxiliary office at (909) 558-4639.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, January 29, 2007