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Broken Propeller: Story of the First Responders at the 2011 Reno Air Races Crash


Artwork by Emily McAllister


Renown’s Mack Auditorium, 1st Floor
1155 Mill St., Reno Nevada

  • Hosted by Renown Health Foundation
  • Doors open at 5 pm, show starts at 5:30 pm
  • $20 per person. Additional donations are accepted.
  • Includes Wine and Appetizer Reception to follow screening.

Ticket price and additional donations directly benefit the Cherie Elvin Memorial Scholarship Fund, managed by Renown Health Foundation. The Elvin Family started the fund to honor their mother, Cherie, who was killed in the crash. The fund awards scholarships to registered nurses in Washoe County for continuing education in the field of nursing.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) will give the opening remarks.

“‘Broken Propeller’ shines a spotlight on the humanity and power of Reno’s loving spirit. What happened that day at the Air Races will haunt us for the rest of our days. But this documentary shares the lessons of that tragedy, and the thanks we give to First Responders and Good Samaritans alike. I hope you enjoy this powerful and important piece of history.” — Mayor Hillary Shieve (Reno)


“I just finished watching this documentary. Was it hard to watch? Yes. but, the stories of the first responders — from the pros to walking-wounded fellow fans — to the ambulance crews to the trauma doctors and nurses to the physical and mental therapists helping both the wounded AND their caregivers long after the event are gut-wrenching but so very admirable. The incredible (very) extended behind-the-scenes Reno family members who respond to such a disaster is something most people probably do not think about. The story of the family that is the focus of the documentary is heartbreaking but the way they are handling their fate is heartwarming and sets the standard for other.” — Steve Hill, Crew Chief, Nemesis Air Racing

TICKETS: https://brokenpropeller.bpt.me
Website: www.gypsymothproductions.com

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