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Roanoke Film Festival and Bike Ride Aimed to Help Local Doctor

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A film festival and bike ride in the Star City is aimed at helping a local doctor. 

Doctor David Kilmer has battled three cancers and is now receiving treatments for complications because of a surgery. The film festival kicks off Thursday with movies showing at Sixteen West Marketplace, and a bike ride on Kilmer's favorite trails. 

A fundraiser on Sunday will also help pay for medical bills, which could be about $1.2 million. 

"To have the support of everybody in the community come out and help with this fundraiser, I can't even express how much it means to us," says Dr. Susan Kilmer. "It gives us the strength to carry on, when I do not think we could have the strength otherwise."

For more information on events, go to http://www.roanokeoutside.com/bike-rides-and-films-part-of-4-day-event?utm_medium=HootSuite.