“Arrow” star Stephen Amell isn’t just fighting bad guys. He wants to fight cancer. The actor launched his third annual fundraiser for F--- Cancer. His fans can buys t-shirts to raise money for the cause.
“Let’s just say that this is a really fun time,” Amell said in a Facebook live video on Friday. “And the F--- Cancer campaign, everything that we’ve had a chance to do, all the money that we’ve had the chance to raise and the awareness and the sharing and the stories make this an awful lot of fun.”
This is the third year the 35-year-old actor is running this campaign. This year, his face isn’t on the shirt, but his name is there. The design is mostly green and incorporates arrows for fans of Amell’s CW drama. It also notes that the previous campaigns have raised over $1 million for the F--- Cancer organization.
The Canadian philanthropic organization is dedicated to preventing cancer, detecting it early and giving support to those who have to deal with affected by the disease. While their online store has a variety of t-shirts that support the cause, Amell’s shirt will only be available through Represent.
Amell told followers earlier last week that the cause is important to him on a personal level. “You don’t have to go far in life to find someone that’s been affected by cancer,” he said in a video. “I’ve been affected by cancer. I’ve lost two grandparents to cancer. My mom has been through it twice, and that’s why we run this campaign.”
Fans of other CW shows like “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries” have seen stars use Represent for various charity campaigns. The site allows users to choose their shirt from a variety of styles and colors, but it must be bought within a certain time frame. After the campaign period ends, no one else can get their hands on the shirt.
Amell’s F--- Cancer campaign runs through Nov. 25. Prices range from $23 for a basic t-shirt to $39 for a sweatshirt. All of the proceeds will go to the charity. Buy the shirt HERE.