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Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans teamed up with Omaze for an epic giveaway ahead of the red carpet premiere of The gray manand the proceeds they raised will leave an immeasurable impact on a childhood cancer organization close to Evans’ heart.
Gosling and Evans gave fans the chance to join them at Wednesday’s red carpet premiere for The gray man by making donations on the Omaze platform. Every donation would benefit Christopher’s Haven while allowing them to meet the dashing duo.
The giveaway ended on June 27, and the money raised for the organization further proves that as villains or on-screen heroes, Gosling and Evans have hearts of gold.
People reports that the amount raised for Christopher’s Haven was $276,444, which will help pediatric cancer patients immeasurably by giving them the greatest gift of all: time with their family.
Christopher’s Haven is a “home for children when cancer strikes home”, and its mission statement shows how valuable its services are.
“We are a home for children and their families as they battle cancer. Our home is more than a place to stay, it’s a support system to help with things big and small, and a community where families can be together, share a laugh, be comforted, and comfort others.
The initiative was founded in 2001 when a need arose in the Boston area for housing for families affected by childhood cancer. It has developed over the past two decades to bring comfort to those going through the most difficult time in their lives.
Evans has previously publicly donated to Christopher’s Haven. With this latest event, another 9,214 children and their families will have time together outside of the realm of treatments, tests and scans. There is nothing more sacred than that.
You can see The gray man in select theaters July 15 or on Netflix when it begins streaming July 22.