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Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his 'Matrix' salary to cancer research
Jan 4, 2022 10:01:02   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated-70-of-his-matrix-salary/Keanu

Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research.

By Andrew Court...January 3, 2020

Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research

The patron saint of excellence does it again.

Keanu Reeves donated a huge chunk of his earnings from the original “The Matrix” movie to cancer research, a new report claims.

Reeves, 57, was reportedly paid $10 million upfront for the 1999 sci-fi flick, before earning a further $35 million when the movie became a box office blockbuster.

According to Lad Bible, the actor donated 70% of the money — a whopping $31.5 million — to leukemia research.

The cause was near and dear to Reeves’ heart, as his younger sister, Kim, had been battling the disease for eight years at the time he made the donation.

Kim was diagnosed with the blood cancer in 1991, and spent a decade in and out of treatment before finally entering remission in 2001.

Reeves has continued to give money to research in the years after Kim was cured, even creating his own cancer fund.

The “Speed” star secretly set up the nonprofit, which reportedly ran for years without any attention.

“I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” Reeves is quoted as telling Ladies Home Journal in 2009. “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

Keanu Reeves finally gets his due — and fans say ‘Excellent!"

Meanwhile, in 2020, Reeves auctioned off a 15-minute Zoom date with himself, with the money donated to Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer program for Idaho children with cancer.

The winning bidder purportedly paid more than $19,000 for the brief date with the Hollywood heartthrob.

It's been revealed that Keanu Reeves donated a whopping $31.5 million of his earnings from the original "The Matrix" movie to cancer research.

Unfortunately for the winning bidder, Reeves is off the market. He has been dating artist Alexandra Grant for several years.

The star also has a long friendship with actress Winona Ryder, after they filmed “Dracula” together in the early 1990s.

The pair played lovers and their characters married in the movie. In November last year, Reeves revealed the pair may actually be married in real life as a priest conducted the on-screen nuptials in a church.

Reeves is seen in “The Matrix,” which was released in 1999. He allegedly raked in $45 million for playing the role of Neo.

The Hollywood heartthrob auctioned of a date with himself to raise funds for a kids' cancer camp.

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Jan 4, 2022 10:05:52   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
slatten49 wrote:
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated-70-of-his-matrix-salary/


Just watched "Matrix 4"....

Wasn't impressed...

This sounds fair

But seriously, good on him

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Jan 4, 2022 10:10:39   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Just watched "Matrix 4"....

Wasn't impressed...

This sounds fair

But seriously, good on him

You're probably right, as the latest 'Matrix' is getting poor reviews.

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Jan 4, 2022 10:35:42   #
ACP45 Loc: Rhode Island
 
slatten49 wrote:
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated-70-of-his-matrix-salary/Keanu

Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research.

By Andrew Court...January 3, 2020

Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research

The patron saint of excellence does it again.

Keanu Reeves donated a huge chunk of his earnings from the original “The Matrix” movie to cancer research, a new report claims.

Reeves, 57, was reportedly paid $10 million upfront for the 1999 sci-fi flick, before earning a further $35 million when the movie became a box office blockbuster.

According to Lad Bible, the actor donated 70% of the money — a whopping $31.5 million — to leukemia research.

The cause was near and dear to Reeves’ heart, as his younger sister, Kim, had been battling the disease for eight years at the time he made the donation.

Kim was diagnosed with the blood cancer in 1991, and spent a decade in and out of treatment before finally entering remission in 2001.

Reeves has continued to give money to research in the years after Kim was cured, even creating his own cancer fund.

The “Speed” star secretly set up the nonprofit, which reportedly ran for years without any attention.

“I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” Reeves is quoted as telling Ladies Home Journal in 2009. “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

Keanu Reeves finally gets his due — and fans say ‘Excellent!"

Meanwhile, in 2020, Reeves auctioned off a 15-minute Zoom date with himself, with the money donated to Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer program for Idaho children with cancer.

The winning bidder purportedly paid more than $19,000 for the brief date with the Hollywood heartthrob.

It's been revealed that Keanu Reeves donated a whopping $31.5 million of his earnings from the original "The Matrix" movie to cancer research.

Unfortunately for the winning bidder, Reeves is off the market. He has been dating artist Alexandra Grant for several years.

The star also has a long friendship with actress Winona Ryder, after they filmed “Dracula” together in the early 1990s.

The pair played lovers and their characters married in the movie. In November last year, Reeves revealed the pair may actually be married in real life as a priest conducted the on-screen nuptials in a church.

Reeves is seen in “The Matrix,” which was released in 1999. He allegedly raked in $45 million for playing the role of Neo.

The Hollywood heartthrob auctioned of a date with himself to raise funds for a kids' cancer camp.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated... (show quote)


While I must applaud Mr Reeves on his generosity and good intentions, I feel that he has wasted his money. If you look at the amount of money that is being made by modern medicine by all the players in the 'Cancer Industry", there is too much to lose by the vested interests in finding a cure. Think of all the surgeons, hospitals, Radiologists, the companies that produce the Chemotherapies that push the average treatment cost to well over $1 Million per cancer case.

If you think of cancer as a metabolic disease primarily resulting from environmental and dietary factors, with only a small amount due to genetics, that is where the research dollars should be directed. Fat chance of that happening.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/12/joseph-mercola/why-cancer-needs-to-be-treated-as-a-metabolic-disease/

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Jan 4, 2022 13:19:19   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
slatten49 wrote:
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated-70-of-his-matrix-salary/Keanu

Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research.

By Andrew Court...January 3, 2020

Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research

The patron saint of excellence does it again.

Keanu Reeves donated a huge chunk of his earnings from the original “The Matrix” movie to cancer research, a new report claims.

Reeves, 57, was reportedly paid $10 million upfront for the 1999 sci-fi flick, before earning a further $35 million when the movie became a box office blockbuster.

According to Lad Bible, the actor donated 70% of the money — a whopping $31.5 million — to leukemia research.

The cause was near and dear to Reeves’ heart, as his younger sister, Kim, had been battling the disease for eight years at the time he made the donation.

Kim was diagnosed with the blood cancer in 1991, and spent a decade in and out of treatment before finally entering remission in 2001.

Reeves has continued to give money to research in the years after Kim was cured, even creating his own cancer fund.

The “Speed” star secretly set up the nonprofit, which reportedly ran for years without any attention.

“I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” Reeves is quoted as telling Ladies Home Journal in 2009. “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

Keanu Reeves finally gets his due — and fans say ‘Excellent!"

Meanwhile, in 2020, Reeves auctioned off a 15-minute Zoom date with himself, with the money donated to Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer program for Idaho children with cancer.

The winning bidder purportedly paid more than $19,000 for the brief date with the Hollywood heartthrob.

It's been revealed that Keanu Reeves donated a whopping $31.5 million of his earnings from the original "The Matrix" movie to cancer research.

Unfortunately for the winning bidder, Reeves is off the market. He has been dating artist Alexandra Grant for several years.

The star also has a long friendship with actress Winona Ryder, after they filmed “Dracula” together in the early 1990s.

The pair played lovers and their characters married in the movie. In November last year, Reeves revealed the pair may actually be married in real life as a priest conducted the on-screen nuptials in a church.

Reeves is seen in “The Matrix,” which was released in 1999. He allegedly raked in $45 million for playing the role of Neo.

The Hollywood heartthrob auctioned of a date with himself to raise funds for a kids' cancer camp.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated... (show quote)


Those damn liberal Hollywood types.

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Jan 5, 2022 16:39:16   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
slatten49 wrote:
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated-70-of-his-matrix-salary/Keanu

Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research.

By Andrew Court...January 3, 2020

Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his ‘Matrix’ salary to cancer research

The patron saint of excellence does it again.

Keanu Reeves donated a huge chunk of his earnings from the original “The Matrix” movie to cancer research, a new report claims.

Reeves, 57, was reportedly paid $10 million upfront for the 1999 sci-fi flick, before earning a further $35 million when the movie became a box office blockbuster.

According to Lad Bible, the actor donated 70% of the money — a whopping $31.5 million — to leukemia research.

The cause was near and dear to Reeves’ heart, as his younger sister, Kim, had been battling the disease for eight years at the time he made the donation.

Kim was diagnosed with the blood cancer in 1991, and spent a decade in and out of treatment before finally entering remission in 2001.

Reeves has continued to give money to research in the years after Kim was cured, even creating his own cancer fund.

The “Speed” star secretly set up the nonprofit, which reportedly ran for years without any attention.

“I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” Reeves is quoted as telling Ladies Home Journal in 2009. “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

Keanu Reeves finally gets his due — and fans say ‘Excellent!"

Meanwhile, in 2020, Reeves auctioned off a 15-minute Zoom date with himself, with the money donated to Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer program for Idaho children with cancer.

The winning bidder purportedly paid more than $19,000 for the brief date with the Hollywood heartthrob.

It's been revealed that Keanu Reeves donated a whopping $31.5 million of his earnings from the original "The Matrix" movie to cancer research.

Unfortunately for the winning bidder, Reeves is off the market. He has been dating artist Alexandra Grant for several years.

The star also has a long friendship with actress Winona Ryder, after they filmed “Dracula” together in the early 1990s.

The pair played lovers and their characters married in the movie. In November last year, Reeves revealed the pair may actually be married in real life as a priest conducted the on-screen nuptials in a church.

Reeves is seen in “The Matrix,” which was released in 1999. He allegedly raked in $45 million for playing the role of Neo.

The Hollywood heartthrob auctioned of a date with himself to raise funds for a kids' cancer camp.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/keanu-reeves-donated... (show quote)

God bless his heart!!

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