September 25, 2002
Yet another reason to adore this guy

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From The Daily Telegraph
Shooting from the heart
26 September 2002

HOLLYWOOD heart throb Keanu Reeves may have left Australian shores some weeks ago but his influence here goes on.
The Matrix star features alongside a a host of local celebrities lending their support to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in its inaugural magazine Pink Ribbon.

Reeves went out of his way to squeeze the studio shoot, for which he donned a pink ribbon t-shirt, on his last day in Sydney before he jetted home to the US last month.

Deputy editor of the magazine Virginia Webber said Reeves "couldn't have been nicer" and was genuinely interested in the foundation's educational work.

"He actually did it right before he left," Webber said.

"We had a mutual friend who I organised it through.

"The day before he left he rang . . . and said, 'I'd like to be involved in this but I'm leaving town tomorrow'.

"So we pulled it all together in a day."

Reeves desire to be involved in the magazine, which will raise money for the NBCF, was sparked by his own family's cancer crisis.

His sister Kim has battled leukemia for many years and he was set to visit her in Italy after leaving Australia.

"He did it for all the right reasons and he was really keen to know about the project," Webber said.

"It was something he felt very strongly about."

Reeves took the T-shirt with him, so hopefully he'll spread the word even further.

The magazine goes on sale next Wednesday and all profits from its sale will raise money for the NBCF.

Reeves' selfless actions go a long way to disproving the theory Hollywood is all about self, self, self?

(Via several sources-Thanx Petra, Tyler, Tess and Keanuweb!)

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at September 25, 2002 05:28 PM .

What a guy! *sigh*

Posted by: Lori on September 25, 2002 06:08 PM

Yeah. *sigh,* I think just about covers it.

Posted by: Tyler on September 25, 2002 06:27 PM

Indeed, Mr. Reeves never fails to impress me....

Posted by: Rhonda on September 25, 2002 07:00 PM

It's so great that he extended himself to it, rather than the charity having to ask. I think some other "stars" might just not bother in the same situation, yet he went out of his way to do it before he left.
And with him, you just know the gesture is sincere as opposed to PR.

Posted by: krix on September 25, 2002 07:53 PM

Lori ~ you took the words right out of my mouth....

Whadda guy!


Posted by: Keanuette on September 26, 2002 04:10 AM

Can I love this man any more? What a heart of gold he has.

Posted by: DogStarDiva on September 26, 2002 05:49 AM
What's on your mind?.....
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