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What is a Before I Die Festival?

Before I Die festivals are part of a growing social movement to foster reflection about how we as individuals and as a society manage death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end-of-life issues, we can improve the percentage of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality.

We’re all going to die, yet less than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning: wills or trusts, advance medical directives or pre-need funeral planning. It’s better to talk about our wishes well before death becomes a grim reality and our loved ones can be informed.

Before I Die NM appeals to baby boomers who are beginning to face their own mortality. The festival also provides the opportunity to engage younger generations on end-of-life issues. Sponsors connect to participants through this unique experiential festival that educates, excites and fosters planning for the inevitable.

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Charitable Partner

Part of the proceeds from Before I Die NM ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to charitable partner, Historic Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM.

Historic Fairview Cemetery, founded in 1881, is managed by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to share the history of Albuquerque and New Mexico through the lives and deaths of approximately 12,000 people buried there. Learn more at their website,

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Thank you to our 2020 Festival Sponsors:

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