Preview: “Going Gold” Brings Pediatric Cancer into Spotlight

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Pediatric cancer can send a normal family’s life into a tailspin. Angela and Michael Dina know the trauma first hand – their son Charlie was diagnosed with Stage 4, high risk Neuroblastoma after a stomachache that wouldn’t go away.

Charlie has been in remission for two years, but his family and friends have teamed together to help others who have gone through similar experiences. They’ve established the Go Gold Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for pediatric cancer and raising money for research.

Their journey is the subject of a new documentary, produced by a partnership between the Barbara Geralds Storytelling Institute and WOUB Public Media.

Go_GoldThe documentary showcases the Dina’s journey treating Charlie’s cancer, the implementation of the Go Gold Fund and their partnerships with athletic organizations to help focus a spotlight on this cause and involve college athletes in their mission. The documentary will feature Ohio University’s support for the Go Gold Fund during the opening game of the season, Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s support of the fund and how athletes are helping to support pediatric cancer.

The documentary is produced and directed by Professor and Co-Director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact Dr. Lynn Harter, and WOUB Chief Editor and Videographer Evan Shaw.