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R2-KT - and other Star Wars charity links & good causes

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this is a place for Star Wars charity links like this one that are a FORCE for good in the world . From the home page " Welcome to the home page of R2-KT: the pink droid with the heart of gold. Built by the R2 Builders as a gift for Katie, the droid was her constant companion as she battled brain cancer. Today the droid is on a mission to spread awareness of pediatric illnesses, partner with charities to make a difference, and help spread the magic of hope. " http://www.r2kt.com/

https://screamsinthevoid.deviantart.com/

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A little more info on R2-KT
 

The Heartwarming Story Behind R2-KT, And How She Joined Star Wars Canon’:-

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-heartwarming-story-behind-r2-kt-and-how-she-joined-1744986951

 

and R2-KT also was featured in the ‘Our Star Wars Stories’ short series on the Star Wars website in 2018…

Albin Johnson and the Power of Fandom | Our Star Wars Stories’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE4UYy8EoyU - 12 minutes long - from the official Star Wars youtube channel

 

and also featured in these 3-part articles up on the official Star Wars website:-

Remembering Katie, Inspiring Hope with R2-KT art’ - Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3

 

R2-KT Wookieepedia Page - https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/R2-KT
 

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I love this thread! Is it just for R2-KT or also for other similar stories and charity or community projects?
(the thread title is just for R2-KT, and I am not sure)

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Not really charity per se, but I remember a guy who was a huge SW fan and had cancer or something with only a few weeks to live before TFA and he wanted to see it before he died. JJ saw this and showed him the movie before it was released and the guy got to see it. I think he died soon after.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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A bit on the oft-overlooked people at Rebel Legion (seems the 501st Legion gets more publicity than the Rebels do)
 

http://www.rebellegion.com : https://twitter.com/rebellegion : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_Legion

Celebrating the Good Guys: History of the Rebel Legion’ - https://www.starwars.com/news/history-of-the-rebel-legion-part-1
 

The Star Wars website’s ‘tag’ for the Rebel Legion: https://www.starwars.com/news/tag/rebel-legion

 

'The Rebel Legion is an international fan-based volunteer organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Republic, the New Republic, the Resistance, the Jedi Order, and other heroes from the Star Wars universe. Founded in 2000, the group was formed in response to the decision of sister organization the 501st Legion to remain dedicated to Galactic Empire costumes. The Rebel Legion makes appearances at private and public events, including charitable events and official Star Wars promotional events. The organization does not charge a fee for appearances, instead encouraging a donation to a charity.

It is divided into “bases” located throughout the world, and as of November 2019, the Rebel Legion membership is approximately 8,000 members. Though not affiliated with Lucasfilm, the organization is sanctioned by Lucasfilm.’ - Wikipedia
 

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About ‘Star Wars: Force For Change’ : https://www.starwars.com/news/about-force-for-change
 

BACKGROUND

With the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, fans immediately began to embrace the film’s elements of struggle, hope, and inspiration on a more personal level. Philanthropy was very important to George Lucas. Beginning in 1977, he hosted screenings of Star Wars to raise money for charities around the world with a particular emphasis on children’s healthcare and education. Over the course of the last four decades, both Lucasfilm and Star Wars fans have kept this philanthropic spirit alive in a multitude of ways including charitable grants and volunteering their time.

MISSION STATEMENT

Star Wars: Force for Change aims to create transformation and change in the lives of kids by helping to bridge the STEM skills gap, utilizing the fun and intrigue of Star Wars storytelling to inspire innovation, help build confidence and ignite curiosity. In doing so, Star Wars: Force for Change hopes to embolden and motivate the next generation of heroes and innovators, while also empowering the Star Wars fan community to use their fandom for good.

CONTACT STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE

If you have any questions about Star Wars: Force for Change, please email FFC@lucasfilm.com.

 
 

Star Wars website portal for… ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ - https://www.starwars.com/force-for-change

Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Force_for_Change
 

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