Harrison Ford has donated the iconic leather jacket he wore in The Force Awakens to an auction benefitting epilepsy research, education, and patient service. The cause is a personal one for Ford, whose daughter has epilepsy, and proceeds from the auction will benefit Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) and the NYU Langone Medical Center. Harrison Ford, who played the captain of the Millennium Falcon in four of the "Star Wars" movies, autographed the jacket and donated it to the cause.
“I’ve been very impressed with the work NYU and the FACES team have done in the field of epilepsy research, and I hope this jacket will provide some means to further that exploration,” Ford said in a statement. “This is a cause that’s near and dear to me, and unlike the cynical Han Solo, I’ve got a good feeling about this.”
“We are thrilled and honored to be supporting such an incredible cause by featuring a piece of cinematic history,” added Trevor Traina, IfOnly CEO. “We’ve been lucky to support hundreds of causes, but this one is even more significant as it is so personal to Harrison.” Ford has previously participated in fundraisers for the NYU Langone Medical Center, where his daughter once received treatment. "Nine years ago my daughter was admitted to NYU Langone to be treated for epilepsy, and she has not had a seizure since the day she left,"
Bidding is now open and will continue through April 11 at 6 p.m. ET on IfOnly.com, currently sitting at $36,000 it’s a hefty price to pay but remember it’s all for an amazing piece of film history with money raised for an even better cause.
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