Yesterday, Good Morning America teased an announcement that would be coming from Star Wars’ stars, Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley. Today, the announcement was heard loud and clear–even to those life-forms billions of light years away. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful (if not the most) science fiction franchise ever, the Force for Change charity campaign and Omaze are launching a fundraising campaign to benefit UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation. The announcement can be viewed below.
As the two Jedi’s state in the video, the newest Force for Change campaign will grant, not one, but three prizes to fans. All you have to do is enter for you chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars between April 11 – May 11. The three rewards include the chance to appear in the upcoming Han Solo film, tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Hollywood, or an overnight stay at the Skywalker Ranch. The grand prize winner has the privilege of getting all three of these prizes. A night at the Skywalker Ranch gives a superfan the opportunity to see some of the most prized props used in past Star Wars films. What’s not to love about that?!
The Force for Change charity is giving back to Starlight Children’s Foundation for the first time, supporting their core programs at 700 or more children’s hospitals, clinics, and camps. One can expect that the Star Wars charity will be just as successful with Starlight Children’s Foundation as they have been with UNICEF. Over the course of three years, Force for Change and UNICEF have raised over $9M dollars together and have saved over 30 thousand children suffering from hunger all over the world. For a charity based on a science fiction franchise, it’s an overwhelmingly positive note that there’s no fiction to a number of people can bring upon the world.
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