The mission of the AKP Foundation is to help young adults in financial need with the means to use adventure sports, athletics, and adaptive sports to energize a comeback from cancer. Wilson is a cancer survivor who lost his leg to sarcoma in 2006. After chemotherapy, a second surgery, and radiation, he was given a clean bill of health.
The film, which was directed and co-written by Waterbury dairy farmer and actor George Woodard and produced and co-written by Ferrisburgh resident Gerianne Smart, has been shown throughout the state as a successful fund-raiser for nearly a dozen organizations.
Tickets are $7 and available at the Northshire Bookstore and at the door, with all proceeds going to the Foundation. All donations will be gratefully accepted. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the screening beginning at 7 p.m. Both filmmakers will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. The screening will be held at Burr and Burton's Riley Center for the Arts. For more information on the screening, contact Cheryl Young at 802-867-5921.
The film is appropriate for ages 10 and up or younger with parental guidance.
"The Summer of Walter Hacks" won the award at the Vermont International Film Festival in 2010 and was nominated for "best screenplay" and "best stunts" by the Maverick Movie Awards.