Sir Anthony Hopkins Asks Spike TV to Donate $25,000 to The Cancer Project
Sir Anthony Hopkins has played some legendary roles, but the most important may be as a spokesperson for cancer prevention. In a sequel to his previous support for The Cancer Project, when he received the inaugural Legend Award at Spike TV’s 2008 SCREAM Awards, he made sure his appearance benefited the nonprofit organization with $25,000.
At Sir Anthony’s request, the producers of the event made a donation of $25,000 in honor of the actor and his work to fight cancer. The donation will help fund The Cancer Project’s cancer prevention cooking classes in cities across the United States.
Sir Anthony has a history of supporting The Cancer Project’s efforts to educate the public about the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival. In 2004, he narrated a hugely successful television public service announcement that highlighted the link between diet and cancer. The lifesaving message has reached hundreds of thousands of people.
“Sir Anthony’s generous support of The Cancer Project will help educate thousands of people about the important role of diet in preventing cancer,” says Neal Barnard, M.D., president of The Cancer Project. “Many Americans do not realize that healthy eating habits can help prevent cancer, so our cooking classes teach the importance of avoiding high-fat meat products and consuming more fruits, vegetables, and other vegetarian foods.”
Sir Anthony is a distinguished actor who may be best known for his role in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor. The third annual televised SCREAM aired Oct. 21 on Spike TV.
Learn more about The Cancer Project and how you can make a donation to support its efforts.
PCRM Online, November 2008