Polly's GlobalWalk is an HD feature documentary about
Polly Letofsky's 14,124 mile 22 country 5 year walk around the world
that raised over $250,000 for breast cancer.
Polly was 12 years old when she read a story of fellow Minnesotan Dave Kunst,
the first man to walk around the world. She was always taken by
what you could accomplish by putting one foot in front of the other.
25 years later, with friends and relatives being diagnosed with breast cancer,
she had that ‘light bulb moment’:
"That's what I'll do that walk for that I've always wanted to do. "
On August 1, 1999 Polly left Vail Colorado, by foot, to become the first woman
to walk around the world. Our storyline parallels Polly’s personal journey
and two women’s individual battles with breast cancer. Vicki Tosher,
a two-time survivor and President of the Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition,
met Polly at the beginning and went on to walk with her in California,
New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey. Debi Linker had recently completed
chemo and radiation treatment and ended up walking over 700 miles with Polly.
On September 11, while in Muslim Malaysia, she suddenly found herself
discovering the world from a unique historical perspective. Determined as ever,
she quickly adjusted her strut thru an Islamic Asia, India, and a simmering Europe.
It became a journey personifying the spirit of commitment and perseverance.
Polly’s GlobalWalk is a human interest story full of grit, courage and determination.
It entertains, educates, enlightens and inspires, and the message is clear:
you can accomplish anything if you take it one step at a time.
Directed by PJ Letofsky
watch the trailer
meet the team