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Yvonne M. Bennett, actress

(Press Release) — This is to inform the general public that “the Sprint Queen of Micronesia,” Yvonne M. Bennett, former Female Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the winner of five gold medals and a silver in the Palau Micro-games, will be on-island for the premiere of the movie “Love Kennedy” in which she is the leading supporting actress.

The film is scheduled to be shown on Sunday, Nov. 26, after Thanksgiving at the Regal Theater at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and possibly a 5 p.m. viewing.

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Yvonne M. BennettYvonne M. Bennett

Tickets are $10 each and the first three viewings have already been pledged for purchase. We are now working on the last viewing for 5 p.m. This is an “on-demand” event and if you have not made your pledge to get a ticket by Sept. 30 you will be on stand-by for your seat in the last viewing. This is also a first-come-first-served event so purchase your ticket when contacted as we will continue to accept paid bookings for a seat on a first come basis until Oct. 15 at which time the event will be sold out!

For more information, call Ambrose or Lillian Bennett at 256-6602, 286-2727 or email or any of the sponsors on Facebook to reserve your seat.

Yvonne will be taking pictures with movie-goers and the tickets will have a place for her autograph if you desire.

Thank you to the governor and first lady for their support and willingness to fly our Yvonne out here for the movie’s premiere. We also owe a special thanks to the Marianas Young Professionals, Aloha Maid and Bridge Capital for purchasing the entire 3rd viewing period; KKMP our radio sponsor; Laila Boyer and Marianas Variety; Kautz Glass & Joeten for the radio raffle tickets; Rep. Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero; Kagman High School; Kentucky Fried Chicken which will raffle the tickets off; Mercilynn Palec; Nola K. Hix; Velma Reyes, the “Rai” family and to all of Yvonne’s friends and fans for their help and support.              

Yvonne is presently a manager for Abercrombie & Fitch, working out of Salt Lake City where she manages a store. Yvonne also travels to solve problems at other stores over the entire northwest region of the U.S. She paid her way through acting school and she is now very active in many films, documentaries and advertisements. She plans on becoming a full time actress in another year to chase her dream of a successful career in the movie industry.               

“Love Kennedy” is a true story about Kennedy Hansen who is a funny, loving, and seems to be a typical child — until she inexplicably begins to fall. It takes years for a diagnosis which ends up being Juvenile Batten disease, an extremely rare, terrible, and terminal prognosis. There is no cure for Batten disease and after living only 16 years, Kennedy leaves behind a great legacy of love and friendship. But her story doesn’t end at her death — in fact, that’s when the miracles really begin.