How much cash can you get when you put Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Kate Beckinsale, and David Arquette all behind a single charity for two weeks? Courteney Cox hopes it’s more than $1 million dollars. The former Friends star has set a goal of two weeks to raise that amount for those affected by a genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa — a condition which often affects children. From the article,
“EB is very personal to me so I’m happy to be part of this $1 million challenge,” says Dirt star Courteney. “Now is such an important time to put a spotlight on EB and ensure that research can continue at a fast pace.”
Additional celebs signing up to help include Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Rashida Jones, James Marsden, and Eva Longoria Parker.
Cox and Arquette are heading up the effort as members of the honorary advisory board of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. Aniston, Pitt, Rossdale and Stefani are also members. Those affected by the condition break out in painful blisters after even minor trauma to the skin. Wounds may cover up to 75 percent of the body and never go away.
We wish them the best of luck! To find out how you can help contribute, please visit the foundation’s website.