The McKinley Foundation will kick off its CU PrideFest celebration with a free showing of the documentary 5B on Wednesday, September 25, at 7 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. Movie is free and open to the public.
Synopsis: 5B (2019) is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.
We will be taking free-will donations with proceeds going to the UP Center of Champaign County and the Greater Community AIDS Project.