Avengers: Endgame is set to be the biggest blockbuster event of 2019, and it’s the plan of Dillon Hill and Clay Stevens to make the film’s release just a little more special for fans who are currently battling with cancer.
Hill and Stevens are the pair behind One List One Life, a charity that uses digital media as a means of helping cancer patients to check things off their “bucket lists.” This latest campaign, for instance, started when the pair got in contact with a Marvel fan named Lexi, who was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in 2017 and has hopes of meeting a Marvel actor.
In response, One List One has rented out an entire theater with the intent of screening the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel to a room full of cancer patients and patients of a local children’s hospital. With this grand gesture, it’s the charity’s aim to get the attention of Marvel Studios and encourage them to record a personal video for the audience. Speaking to ComicBook.com, the team explained their objectives as follows:
“Our end goal for this event is to have a theater full of people that have been greatly affected by cancer, including Lexi, then surprise them with a video from some of the cast and crew. We will be documenting it all, so hopefully we can bring some joy and surprises.”
The charity has asked fans to use the hashtag #AvengerStrong across social media platforms in an effort to get Marvel Studios to notice the cause. As for One List One Life’s overall vision, the team reportedly intends to build a community around their various missions in order to carry out similar campaigns:
“Our end goal for the series as a whole is to build a large enough community where we can do awesome stuff like this for other people. As an example, we’re helping a young Stage 4 cancer patient with his bucket list and one of the things he wants to do is Meet The Rock…we plan on building a WWE ring in our back yard as an attempt to raise some viral awareness.”
Those interested in learning more can check out the One List One Life website or email them at [email protected] The free Avengers: Endgame screening for cancer patients will be held at Studio Movie Grill in Rocklin, California on April 29th. In the meantime, the film is set for release on April 26th.