Jonathan Lipnicki, Tom Cruise’s young co-star in Jerry Maguire, has been noted for his work with charities including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The young actor may be best known as the cute, comedic foil to Tom in the 1996 romantic comedy, but he’s come into his own with his thoughtful participation in charitable causes throughout his career. The team at TomCruise.com is happy to point to Jonathan’s involvement with cancer research, as well as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ongoing through October.
Throughout the entire month you may see the color pink showing up all over the place in recognition of breast cancer and it’s effect on the lives of many people. It’s the official color of breast cancer awareness, stemming from the ribbon campaign started by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In fact, today the LIVESTRONG Foundation (@LIVESTRONG) (founded by seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong) will be monitoring Twitter and donating five cents for every mention of the hashtag #beatcancer. It’s an easy way for everyone on the social media channel to contribute and help an important cause through the generosity of this cancer research and awareness foundation.
Last year’s #beatcancer campaign set a Guinness world record for “most widespread social networking message” along with raising over $70,000 for cancer research – with only one cent getting pledged per mention! They are looking to break that record this year, and in the process raise five times as much money.
As for Jonathan (seen in a current picture to the left), you can catch up with the Jerry Maguire co-star through his Twitter page. From the looks of it, the 19-year-old actor is busy with pre-production of a new movie and training hard for his second passion of mixed martial arts. That’s a long way from the little boy giving us facts about the weight of a human head.
Are you going to support cancer research through tweeting #beatcancer? What do you think of Jonathan Lipnicki’s involvement with cancer charities? Let us know in the comments section below.
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