Shine a Light

A weekend to raise awareness and support for parents caring for children with special needs, critical, or chronic illnesses. 

Featuring the Memphis premiere of the documentary “Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers and Why It Matters”
and also an encore virtual screening.

Memphis Premiere

When: November 4, 2022, at 6:00 -8:30 pm

Where: Highland Church of Christ

Not in Memphis or not available to attend the in-person event?

We are offering an encore virtual viewing of the documentary on November 5 and 6. You can get your virtual tickets here.

What’s Provided This Special Evening

Documentary Screening

The Unseen documentary takes a raw, honest look at the parent caregiving experience. If caregivers are going to get the support and resources they deserve, they first have to be seen and heard. The Unseen documentary puts faces and stories to this issue to enable change for the caregivers in our community.


We will offer childcare for children: infant – 15 years. To take advantage of the children’s program, please purchase a ticket ($5 per family). Space will be limited. Registration will close on Wednesday, November 2 at 11:00 pm. 

Resource Expo

Thanks to our sponsors, dinner and movie snacks will be provided! You’ll have the opportunity to meet our sponsors and community resource partners.

Meet Our Emcees 

Michael and Christy Pritchard have been married for 13 years and grew their family through adoption nine years ago. Daily, they walk the journey of special needs, adoption struggles, racial issues, and the effects of childhood trauma. As parents, Michael and Christy desire to show their boys Jesus’ unconditional love so they will grow up knowing God’s faithfulness. They are gifted communicators and host from Diapers to Diplomas, a podcast offering genuine parenting conversations. They offer hope for parents whose child faces challenges that stem from disability, trauma, or adoption. 

Watch the Trailer

Thousands of Mid-South families are caregivers for children with life-limiting illnesses. The demands of daily life and chronic stress can negatively affect parent caregivers’ mental and physical well-being.

Resources to support these families are so limited that the majority of care is provided in the family home, by parents, guardians, and siblings. These families are “hidden” from society and the burdens they face physically and financially are overwhelming.

Spreading Sunshine is proud to host the “Shine a Light” evening to advocate for and support families. We are honored to partner with the producers of the award-winning documentary, “Unseen: How We are Failing Parent Caregivers and Why It Matters”.


Sponsorship Packages

The Memphis premiere event is attracting caregivers and their families to watch this highly-anticipated documentary. Spreading Sunshine invites you to partner with us to get your brand in front of new audiences while directly benefiting families in our community. Would you like more information, contact Diane Smith, [email protected]

Volunteers Needed for our Memphis premiere

You can get involved and help make our Shine a Light movie night special by volunteering! We need volunteers to help in a variety of ways including parking, greeters, childcare volunteers, set-up, and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the screening and a Spreading Sunshine t-shirt.