What started of as a campaign to fly the #AlitaSequel banner over the 92nd Oscars has turned into a wonderful movement to help amputees.
Alita fans around the world — us included — are itching for an Alita sequel and, to make sure that Disney knows that the fans mean business, they campaigned to raise funds to fly a #AlitaSequel banner over the 92nd Oscars… and they smashed that goal. All donations in excess to the cost of the banner are going directly to charity.
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On January 7th, 2020, the Alita Army had the brilliant idea to fly a flag over the Oscars with a banner requesting a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel. After doing a little research and getting quotes they threw up a GoFundMe page for the exact amount of the banner; USD$1,810.
The campaign read: “To show how passionate the Alita: Battle Angel fan base is and to give the film studios faith that an Alita sequel will be successful, we want to fly a banner with “#AlitaSequel #AlitaArmy” over the red carpet at the Academy Awards for three hours. The quote we have for the banner to fly is $1,810. Our deadline is Wednesday, January 29, 2020.”
In just a few days the goal was reached and yet the donations kept rolling in. So, in addition to the current goal, the Alita Army vowed to send every penny over the initial amount to charity.
“But we don’t want to stop there. We also want to raise money that will benefit amputees. Our stretch goal is $4,000. Money funded over $1,810 will be donated to Open Bionics. If we fail to meet our first financial goal of $1,810, all of the donations that we received will be given to Open Bionics. Open Bionics develops affordable prosthetic limbs for amputees. Their mission is ‘to make beautiful bionic limbs more accessible.'”
As of today that stretch goal has also been smashed as the total amount is reaching USD$7000 with 12 days remaining.
In just one week Alita fans have raised over USD$5000 for charity, and that number is growing by the day.
If you are interested in helping the Alita Army raise money for the Open Bionics charity you should head over to the GoFundMe Page and donate a few dollars; every penny helps.
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