- Actor Keanu Reeves, Hollywood’s resident nice guy, has reportedly donated 70% of his earnings from The Matrix — approximately $31.5 million — to fund leukemia research.
- The 57-year-old has a moving personal reason for his dedication. His little sister was diagnosed with cancer in 1991, battled it for almost a decade, and is now 55.
- “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 told Ladies’ Home Journal in 2009.
Elaine McCallig from Indy100 writes:
The 57-year-old’s down-to-earth manner has seen him capture headlines for going out of his way to sign autographs for fans, help out production crews during filming, and how respectful he is with female fans. He was even captured giving up his seat on the subway.
Now there is another item to add to the list.
There’s a moving personal reason why this cause is so important to Reeves. In 1991 his little sister Kim, now 55, was diagnosed with cancer and battled it for almost a decade.
Although the claim he donated 70 per cent of his Matrix earnings to hospitals that treat leukaemia is contested by fact-checkers at Snopes in a 2016 article, the website reports that he certainly is generous with his cash when it comes to good causes…”
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