Ellen DeGeneres And Lionsgate Supports Hélène Campbell’s Actions With Toronto Première Tickets
Twenty years old Hélène Campbell from Ottawa was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a type of lung disease where lungs will scar or thicken over time without any known cause. Currently, Hélène Campbell’s lungs capacity is down to 21% and has to rely on supplementary oxygen to breathe. She is waiting for a double lung transplant.
Hélène Campbell decided to send in a video to Ellen DeGeneres to raise awareness on organ and blood donations. Upon seeing the video, Ellen DeGeneres supported her cause and as Hélène Campbell is a fan of ‘The Hunger Games’ too, Ellen DeGeneres partnered with Lionsgate to invite her to attend ‘The Hunger Games’ movie première in Toronto with a friend.
In Singapore starting from 1 November 2009 onwards, the “Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) allows kidneys, heart, liver and corneas be removed in the event of death from any cause for the purpose of transplantation.” HOTA covers all “Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents 21 years old and above, who are of sound mind, unless they have opted out.” For more information regarding HOTA, please visit Ministry of Health Singapore and if you would like to donate organs that are not covered under HOTA in Singapore, please visit Live On.
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
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