|WASHINGTON — The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has won four Telly Awards during the 2010/2011 season in the 32nd annual Telly Awards competition. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video. Since 2009, FBR has won 16 Telly Awards for its long-form television shows and 60-second TV spots, and earned an Emmy nomination for its acclaimed TV show “Jen’s Story.”|
“FBR creates captivating television that shows viewers how people and animals living with difficult diseases and conditions are beating the odds thanks to groundbreaking innovations in biomedical research,” said FBR president Frankie Trull. “Our award-winning TV programming enthralls viewers with amazing stories of people and animals triumphing over adversity and disease to live longer, better lives because of biomedical research breakthroughs.”
This year, FBR has earned Telly Awards for two episodes in its TV series, SurvivorTales, which showcases incredible stories of inspirational people and animals living with incurable diseases and the revolutionary medical research that could save their lives. Filmed at the University of Notre Dame, SurvivorTales: Niemann-Pick Type C tells the story of two children suffering from a rare and fatal genetic disease and research that could save their lives. SurvivorTales: Dakota’s Brain, which was filmed at the University of Minnesota, showcases a revolutionary brain cancer vaccine that is saving the lives of dogs with brain cancer and could help people with the same disease. FBR’s new 60-second spot “Emma’s Story,” which aired nationally on 15 networks, was honored with two Telly Awards. The 60-second spot features a young Labrador retriever named Emma who received groundbreaking surgery to cure her of lameness. To learn more about FBR’s award-winning TV programs and spots, visit fbresearch.org.