As Adam Sandler and a star-studded cast prepare to save the world from aliens attacking Earth through classic arcade games in ‘Sony Pictures’ Pixels, in theaters July 24, moviegoers can help save the lives of sick and injured kids.
Sony Pictures has teamed up with Extra Life – a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for gamers – to give gaming fans opportunities to support their local member hospitals. They can:
Donate a profile picture for a special edition pixel-ized movie poster. With a $50 donation, fans can upload a profile picture at extra-life.org/pixels to be one of thousands of fan faces included in a special edition movie poster. All donors will receive a digital copy of the poster. Donations will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in fans’ communities.
Purchase a limited edition “Lady Lisa” t-shirt at represent.com/ashleypixels. Actress Ashley Benson, who plays Lady Lisa from the videogame Dojo Quest in the movie, is donating proceeds from the sales of the limited edition t-shirts to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
To help raise awareness for the critical need of funds for children’s hospitals, movie cast members Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan and a Miracle Kid whose treatment is supported by fundraising programs like Extra Life will ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell at 4 p.m. on July 21.
Miracle Kid and twelve year old brain cancer survivor Jessica Meyer was on the red carpet at the premiere tonight in New York to interview the stars of the film. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage were among celebrities who celebrated the premiere of Sony Pictures’ latest movie, Pixels, on Saturday night. On the red carpet to capture the excitement was Extra Life reporter and brain cancer survivor Jessica Meyer, a 12-year-old from Gallatin, Tenn.
In 2013, a visit to a health-screening kiosk at Walmart led Meyer to the discovery of an inoperable brain tumor behind her eye. Her treatments included painful surgeries, months of chemotherapy, weekly blood transfusions and 24 rounds of radiation. While Meyer still suffers from other health conditions caused by the tumor, the cancer mass – now much smaller – appears to be inactive and she has a 90-percent chance of survival. Donations through programs like Extra Life provided advanced equipment and supplies needed during her treatment.
Extra Life has raised more than 14 million for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Empowered to make a difference in the lives of sick and injured kids, gamers support kids, like program legacy Victoria Enmon, year-round and during a 24-hour gaming marathon each fall. Victoria was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Texas. During treatments for three bouts of the disease, it was gamers who kept up her spirits with visits and gifts of video games. Extra Life allows gamers to play for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of their choice to help fund research and equipment, critical treatments and support for families who cannot afford care.