In Loving Memory

In the Family is sad to share the passing of Joanna's father, Lewis Rudnick. He was a great supporter of In the Family and a friend to all families affected by BRCA.

Join FORCE for a free screening of In the Family!

Temple Jeremiah and FORCE are presenting a special screening of In the Family followed by a panel discussion with medical experts.

Mark your calendars:
Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093

Download the flyer and help us spread the word!

FANLIGHT signs on!

Fanlight, the leading distributor of innovative film and video has signed on to be In The Family's Educational Distributor!

Now, all educational institutions, hospitals, non-profits, etc, can buy our film with rights to screen to large audiences, amongst other awesome advantages.

Check us out here, and thanks again for all the support!


Please join the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders in cooperation with: JUF Young Leadership Division, JUF Women's Division (Women's Board, Young Women's Board, Young Women’s City Council), Hadassah Chicago and North Shore Chapters, National Council of Jewish Women... for a special screening of IN THE FAMILY

Wednesday, December 17 - 6:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 60077

Complimentary admission at the door. Advance registration is requested.

Have a Happy Holiday with In The Family!

No holiday is complete without all the loved ones on your list receiving the one and only In The Family DVD. Get yours today!

Luis Pedraza, featured in In The Family has just launched Axis1 golf. Luis spends much of his time bonding with Joey over a good 18 holes. What better way to bond with your loved ones than over a great putter?

Genetic Alliance presents: Family Health History PSA's

Check out Genetic Alliance's new Family Health History PSA's here on youtube & start your family tree today.

Also, be sure to check out our family health history resource tools & Take the PLEDGE to discuss your family health history!


Our very own Leslie Simmer won the Best Editing award for In the Family at last night's "Best of the Midwest Awards" hosted by the Midwest Independent Film Festival!

She gave a great acceptance speech with a statuette and letter from the mayor in hand.

Congratulations Leslie! You are an invaluable resource to the documentary community. Check out the rest of the winners here:

THANKSGIVING - aka: Family Health History Day!

In 3 short days you will be sitting around the expanded dinner table - all your relatives surrounding you and only a turkey (or tofurky) in the middle.

What better time to talk with your family about your history - to remember and be thankful for loved ones lost. This year, make the pledge to ask how they died.

Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day! Take this prime opportunity to map out your family tree and take control over your life. Check out our RESOURCES page for Family Health History Tools.

Genetic Alliance new *printable* GINA guide!

What does GINA Mean? A Guide to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Check out the GINA guide put together by the Coalition for Genetic Alliance. You can print and download it here

This tool provides a functional outline of GINA's protections to help clarify how the legislation impacts individuals and families. The resource includes:

* a history of the legislation,
* hypothetical situations of genetic discrimination, and
* key examples and definitions.

Special Screening at LOYOLA University in Chicago this Thursday!

In The Family screening this Thursday Nov 20th

7pm-9pm at Loyola in Chicago
Location: Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Room 208

Complimentary Admission.

Q&A with filmmaker Joanna Rudnick following the screening!

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