Ilaria Montagnani's battle with breast cancer

Help us to complete the film!

Stronger for Life A Project of Creative Visions Fiscal Sponsorship

Faced with an unexpected cancer diagnosis, NYC fitness guru and health ambassador Ilaria Montagnani must embody her philosophy in the most challenging way.

This time last year thanks to your generous donations, you helped me to create something that has been one of the most personal things I have ever done in my life; filming Stronger for Life which documents my breast cancer diagnosis, fighting with this disease and my physical and mental recovery and how my life has changed…

We've made so much progress with the film and I hope each of you have received the updates. Right now we are about 80% done with filming and 30% editing.

This project has been important in living my training philosophy in a different way. I want that what you will see in this film - the ups and the downs - to inspire you and others to take care of your health, that it is okay to be vulnerable… that there is strength in that, and more importantly I want to encourage everyone to make a change begin training to keep themselves strong, healthy, listen to their bodies and check in with their doctors - because education and early detection of breast cancer, or very other disease could save your life.

This documentary has become a bigger project than when we anticipated and we are excited about that. As we are in the final stretch, over the next few months we will need more funding to complete the post production, include, audio mixing, music composition, color correction, legal support and more extensive editing time and resources.

We are reaching out again to ask if you would consider a gift to help us complete the film. My team and I have set up this second crowd funding for any donations.

We were honored to obtain non-profit status through our fiscal sponsor, Creative Visions Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

To donate via credit card: please click the suggested amount or put your own price.

To donate via check please make the check out to
Creative Visions and put "Stronger for Life" in the memo line.
Please hand it to Ilaria, if you take her live classes or mail the check to:
Ilaria Montagnani /IP Powerstrike Inc.
105 W 73rd St. New York, NY 10025

Your support of this project means a lot and we are eager to share this documentary with each of you!

HOW WE SPENT YOUR DONATIONS (Raised 40K in Dec. 2016)

Production Crew:
Producer (x1) Director (x1) Camera operators (x7), Gaffers and electricians (x2), Production coordinators (x2), makeup artists (x1)

Post Production Crew:
Editor (x1), Assistant Editors (x2), Music rights purchase (Multiple) , graphic design (x1), Animator (x1), Colorist (x1)

Studio and Equipment Rentals:
Film Studio Rentals, Camera Equipment, Lights Equipment, Hard Drives, Memory Cards, Audio Devices.

Transportation:
Taxi (Equipment transportations)

Kickstarter and Office Operations:
Kickstarter 10% Service fee, Website template and Domain name, Non profit status submission fees, Bank Checks

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HOW WE ARE GOING TO SPEND (70K ~ )
Production: 5K~
Post Production: 25K~
Translator and Subtitles 3K~
Music Composition: 10K~
Attorney: 5K~
Film Festival: 5K~
Marketing: 2K~
Creative Visions and Office Fees: 10K~
Miscellaneous
5K~

For additional information, please email us: info@strongerforlife.film

Visit out website at: http://www.strongerforlife.film


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$22,656 Raised
75% towards $30,000 Goal

Supported by 54 Donations:

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    Ilaria, you have been an inspiration to me for over 10 years now. I admire your strength and dedication. Alicia Nevarez (Powerstrike fan!)
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    For awareness and strength
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  • Corinne P.
    I Gave $15
    My donations are small, but from the bottom of my heart to support my hero and inspiration. Thank you Ilaria for everything you do. Every bit helps.
  • Yumi O.
    Ilaria is an inspiration! I want to help as much as I can in all the ways!
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    I Gave $50
  • Maria R.
    I Gave $150
    Maria Rappa
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    I Gave $25
    I believe in Ilaria and in this project. I wish I had more to give. Thank you Ilaria!
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  • Elisabeth C.
    I Gave $100
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  • Jeanai L.
    I Gave $200
    Ilaria is one of the most inspiring people in my life! We are all so fortunate to have her strength, endurance and positive energy to guide us!
  • Ye jin K.
    I Gave $100
    Thank you Ilaria and good luck!
  • Corinne P.
    It's very important for me that Ilaria can finish this project. She is such an inspiration and I know she will be back stronger than eve.
  • Maggie M.
    I Gave $50
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    I Gave $50
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    I Gave $50
    Taking everything in Ilaria's life to a different level is at the essence of her humanity, and it touches everyone around her in a powerful way.
  • Vicki A.
    Supporting Ilaria for this cause is so important! It is also a way to say 'thank you Ilaria for everything you do every day to make us stronger!'
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
    Keep up the good work!
  • Morgan C.
    I Gave $286
    Thanks for the great 2017! Have an amazing start to the year! -Morgan
  • Corinne P.
    I Gave $25
    Thanks to Ilaria, I managed to push through many bouts of depression and anxiety. Exercising trains your mind and body.
  • Tamara B.
    I Gave $250
  • Nan H.
    I Gave $100
  • wayne s.
    I Gave $100
    There is only one Ilaria Montagnani .... you are an inspiration to me and thousands of others. Big hug to you Wayne xxx
  • Emily D.
    I Gave $250
  • Brenda E.
    I Gave $200
    I have been following Ilaria for years even though I live too far to take her classes. She has always been a role model to me as a fitness instructor
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