Good news on the charity front! Last night Steve Carell held a special screening of his latest movie, Get Smart, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to benefit the Zachary Carson Brain Tumor Fund.
The fund has an interesting backstory — Carell met Zachary Carson on the set of The Office last year through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Carson has since passed away from diffuse pontine glioma — a type of pediatric cancer — and the fund was set-up in his memory. In 2007 Carell also lended his fame to the organization when he held a premiere of his film Evan Almighty in Boston.
Get Smart tickets went for $100 and included not only the film, but also a full fledge auction featuring such items as the chance to have Carell record a special voice mail message just for you. Sweet. About the event, Carell said: “It was a great group of people, is a great group of people, and I just felt very honored to be included in that circle.”
To learn more visit Dana-Farber.org and don’t forget to check out Get Smart, opening in theaters today!