‘This is Us’ Chrissy Metz Stars in Upcoming Faith-Based Film

Miracles still happen. That is the message of the faith-based film, Breakthrough starring This is Us’ Chrissy Metz. Based on Joyce Smith’s book, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection, Breakthrough tells the true story of an event that happened just four years ago.

Metz plays Smith whose 14-year-old son falls through the ice of a Missouri lake. He was trapped under water for 15 minutes and even after he was rescued, he had no pulse for 43 minutes. All seemed lost and Smith was told to come in and say her goodbyes to her son as there was no hope for the boy. But Smith refused to give up and continued to pray for her son’s complete recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Not only did her son come back to life, but he is alive today telling his story.

Directed by Roxann Dawson and produced by DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven), Breakthrough also stars Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter…

Did You Shave Today? It’s the First Day of Movember!

This year, grow a moustache that you can be proud of.
Today marks the first day of “Movember,” a month where men set aside shaving their face to bring awareness about men’s health. As we stand right now, men die on average six years earlier than women for a variety of reasons. This year’s campaign, the Movember Foundation is asking men and women to:

  • Grow: Grow a moustache or support someone who can.
  • Move: Make a commitment to get active.
  • Host: Host an event to help raise awareness.

“Many of our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing health crisis in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, and without people talking, and taking action, nothing will change. The Movember Foundation understands this, and by sparking conversations and engaging with men where they are, the Foundation hopes to drive this change,” says Mark Hedstrom, SVP of Global Operations at the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation has been active since 2003 and since that time, more than $710 million has been raised and 1,200 men’s health projects have been funded in 21 countries. The three biggest issues that the Movember Foundation wants to tackle:

  • Prostrate Cancer: 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease
  • Testicular Cancer: About 8,720 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year
  • Mental Health: Men are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than women and about 87 men take their own life each year.

Join the movement for men’s health by signing up to Grow, Move or Host at Movember.com

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