Actor Peter Facinelli, star of THE TWILIGHT SAGA and “Nurse Jackie,” has launched a new effort to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer through an online experience. With the help of Fantapper, Peter has invited fans to submit photos for a special vampire treatment which they can share digitally with their friends. Once the campaign reaches two million viewers, the Southern California Foundation will make a $50,000 donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
A longtime supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ASLF), Facinelli hopes to bring new awareness to the organization while engaging with fans through Fantapper.
“Fans can support ALSF without spending a dime – and have some fun in the process,” said Facinelli. “Fantapper gives me a way to connect with people directly and share the things I’m passionate about – like supporting kids and families struggling with childhood cancer. And who wouldn’t want to be turned into a vampire for a great cause?”
“We have been so thrilled to have the continuing support of Peter Facinelli in the battle against childhood cancer,” said Liz Scott, Alex’s mom. “We are hopeful that Peter’s fans – and everyone interested in supporting kids facing childhood cancer – will participate and share #ifiwereaVampire with their friends and family. We think the Fantapper campaign is a win-win opportunity to support our efforts.”
The campaign is currently live and will run through Monday, June 27; full details are available at: www.fantapper.com.
Here is a video of Peter Facinelli at he Quaker Bridge mall on March 5th in Lawrenceville, NJ. Peter’s mission was to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. He also signed autographs and took pics with fans!
I can’t say it enough: I love Peter Facinelli! His heart is bigger than anyone’s I’ve seen and he’s just an all around great human being. Above are some pictures of Peter at the Alex’s Lemonade Charity Event at the Galleria at Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill. Recordonline has done a great article on the event:
“On Sunday, Smacchia and hundreds of other “Twilight”-crazed fans got the chance to meet one of the actors behind the movie series.
In an event sponsored by the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Peter Facinelli, who portrays the vampire Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the head of the Cullen clan, visited the Galleria at Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill to give autographs and take photos with his adoring fans.
“It’s very humbling to have people come here and want to meet me,” Facinelli said of his celebrity status. “It amazes me.”
But he’s now using that status for the benefit of others, using this event and many others like it as a way to promote good causes. Fans purchased autographs for $25 or photographs for $40, and a portion of those proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that fights childhood cancer.
“It feels really good to be able to use my name to actually spread awareness …,” Facinelli said. “It’s been great to able to use it in a positive way.”