Watch one woman's race against time in 'Go On, Be Brave' film screening Oct. 5

Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn is hosting one of four Chicago area screenings of the award-winning documentary "Go On, Be Brave" on Thursday, Oct. 5.

It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the church, 493 Forest Ave.

"Go On, Be Brave" is the story of Andrea Lytle Peet's race against time to become the first person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to complete a marathon in all 50 states. More than just a story about sports or disability, the documentary has been labeled "a love letter to life and to the ALS community."

AK Clemmons, freelance writer for The New York Times and ESPN, says, "A beautiful portrait of perseverance, resiliency, and connection, 'Go On, Be Brave' is the powerful, resonant story of one woman's determination to live her life, despite a diagnosis that will end it. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will be reminded about the impact each of us can have in living a life guided by community, purpose and, most of all, love."

"Go On, Be Brave" was an official selection at multiple international film festivals and won the Audience Choice Award at the 2023 RiverRun International Film Festival.

Andrea, her husband, Dave, and the documentary's director (Miriam McSpadden) and co-director (Brian Beckman) will all be at the screening to meet and talk with the audience.

General admission tickets are $15, $5 for seniors, or free for ages 15 and younger.

Tickets are available at, or by calling (630) 469-1555.

All proceeds go toward research to find a cure for ALS.

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