Brad Pitt, Hollywood Come to Oakland for "Moneyball" World Premiere, Benefitting Children's Hospital Oakland and Stand Up to Cancer Through Oakland A's Community Fund
September 19 , 2011
| Children's supporter and best-selling author Kelly Corrigan with Brad Pitt and Children's President
& CEO Dr. Bertram Lubin at the world premiere of "Moneyball"
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Oakland, Calif. – Hollywood royalty as well as Bay Area luminaries came out for the world-premiere of Moneyball -- starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman -- at a benefit for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and Stand Up to Cancer, held through the Oakland A’s Community Foundation. The event raised $374,000 for the two charities.
The movie is based on the 2003 New York Times best-seller of the same name by Berkeley author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Lewis, and tells the story of
Prior to the screening, Children’s Hospital cancer patients and their families were hosted back stage for a meet and greet with Brad Pitt. The event was held at Oakland’s historic Paramount Theatre and was followed by a VIP reception at the Fox Theater.
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Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is a not-for-profit pediatric medical center providing high quality medical care to all children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. We are Northern California’s premier resource for children’s health and well-being: a center of excellence in pediatric healthcare, research, child advocacy and medical training for nearly 100 years. As the region’s only comprehensive, independent pediatric medical center, we focus 100 percent on kids. www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
A’s Community Fund
The A’s Community Fund is proud to partner with Stand Up to Cancer and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland in the fight against cancer by directing all proceeds from the Premiere to these two charities. As a not-for-profit organization, the A’s Community Fund is focused on making a positive impact in the Bay Area and surrounding communities by raising and distributing funds, creating and implementing educational programs, and otherwise offering assistance to those in need. Each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars are directed to health-related research and education, including for breast cancer, prostate cancer, Diabetes, ALS Disease, Autism, HIV and the American Heart Association.
Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization – raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C facilitates collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C generates awareness and builds grassroots support for this effort. For general information, please visit www.su2c.org.