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Ruyak Media Wins Sacramento International Film Festival "Inspirational Documentary"

The Sacramento International  Film Festival (SIFF) has awarded The Not Dying Girl documentary top Inspirational Documentary for 2019. For 25 years SIFF has been northern California's premier cinema showcase.

Here's what the folks at the Sacramento International Film Festival website had to say about Ruyak Media and The Not-Dying Girl:

Join us as we go with Beth Ruyak on her quest to find a young lady from Sacramento determined to not allow cancer to beat her. This is one of our NOR CAL ALL STAR shorts you'll absolutely love.

Lauren McCullough was a spirited, competitive teenager who had just graduated high school (Elk Grove CA) when she was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. This inspirational documentary traces her story as she uses a blog, a bucket list and her voice to increase awareness of the under-funding of pediatric cancers. Lauren's story and her mission of hope continues to gain followers and momentum. She truly is, the not-dying girl.

To learn more about Ruyak Media’s The Not-Dying Girl and the Sacramento International Film Festival:

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