Friday, January 22, 2010

Darius Goes West

Darius Goes West is an inspiring film about the journey of Darius Weems, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The film helps build awareness for this crippling disease and has won numerous awards on the festival circuit. I know the filmmakers and they are such a wonderfully supportive group of good people who are doing great things. And they made a great film. I had to share their story.

The Movie.

Accompanied by his eleven best friends, Darius Weems, a fifteen-year-old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), leaves home for the first time in his life. The rowdy crew sets a course for California where they hope to convince MTV to customize Darius's wheelchair on the hit show, Pimp My Ride. Darius Goes West been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people of all ages all around the world.

The Movement
Darius Goes West is more than a film. The continuing story of Darius, his crew, and the tens of thousands of supporters they have met in their travels can be experienced on This site is continually updated with short videos, blog posts, and innovative initiatives that aim to affect a cure for DMD.

If you're new to DGW, check out the Blog, or join the Facebook group to see what you've missed. If you're a teacher or a student, be sure to check out the educational program. And If you are interested in having Darius or one of the crew members "Skype in" for a Q&A at your screening, please contact us.

DGW is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

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Please post this as your status and help raise money for DMD research: 
IT'S THE FINAL PUSH FOLKS & I gave my status to Darius Goes West because the movie and movement inspire me, and because your free vote = $1 donated to DMD research. We've raised $11k in two days! Last day to vote! Vote here & make this your status

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