The Star Wars Force for Change campaign that was launched 8 weeks ago by Lucasfilm in partnership with Omaze and is set to benefit UNICEF and their Innovation Labs, comes to a close this evening. The campaign has proven to be a great success, with people from over 119 countries contributing to help underprivileged children all over the world. The Walt Disney Co. itself donated $1 million to help launch the campaign.
There are only a few hours left if you want to enter the contest, which gives you the opportunity to win several incredible prizes. Lucasfilm is offering a chance for the grand prize winner to visit the Star Wars: Episode VII set in London and actually appear onscreen in the film, along with a friend of their choosing. Other prizes include a private advance screening of Episode VII to be shown in your hometown for yourself and 20 of your loved ones to enjoy.
Earlier today, Lucasfilm posted a video of Star Wars fans sharing thoughts on how the films made a difference in their lives, what it means to be fan of Star Wars and how the Force for Change campaign has affected them.
Watch the touching video below:
It’s no secret that Star Wars fans are the greatest in the world. The overwhelming support for this campaign proves just how great our fan community really is. We at DSOTF put a lot of hard work into keeping our readers updated on all things Star Wars and it’s all done because we are fans ourselves and share the same passion as all of you. Thanks for supporting, Dork Siders. The Force is strong with you all.
How have the Star Wars films affected you in your lives? What does being a fan mean to you? Please share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below!