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Lucasfilm Stands up to Cancer
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:10:10 PM »
Ok, with all the beating down George has been taking lately, this is pretty cool.  Good for Lucasfilm for using their power for a very worthy cause.  And the video below is awesome!

Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of "Star Wars: The Complete Saga" on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to "Use the Force for Good" to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C funds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease, and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Founder Sue Schwartz. "With one in two men and one in three women diagnosed in their lifetimes, cancer affects us all. SU2C's mission is to persuade each and every person to support the scientists working to end cancer, and this initiative gives legions of Star Wars fans fun and easy ways to do that."

The campaign will launch today with a video featuring celebrity Star Wars enthusiasts encouraging fans to "Use the Force for Good" and join Lucasfilm in donating to Stand Up To Cancer. SU2C Ambassadors Aziz Ansari, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Jaime King, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg and Emma Stone – along with "Star Wars" alum Samuel L. Jackson – will each "Use the Force for Good" as they recreate classic Star Wars scenes to raise awareness for cancer research. You can watch the all-star video tribute below!

Read more: Lucasfilm Launches Initiative to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=82154#ixzz1Y484glQt


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Re: Lucasfilm Stands up to Cancer
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 06:30:23 AM »
that's so cool! :)

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Re: Lucasfilm Stands up to Cancer
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 07:31:30 AM »
Yes - yes it is.  And I have to say, Emma Stone makes a great Princess Leia!  Even with her red hair.

 




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