On Thursday, Sept. 26, Aaron Paul from AMC’s smash hit series, “Breaking Bad” is tweeting live to raise money for his wife Lauren Parsekian’s anti-bullying charity, the Kind Campaign. According to an official email sent to the press on Thursday morning, he will live tweet for five hours to help raise the extra $100,000 to make his charity auction on Omaze one of the most successful in history. To tweet with Aaron, contact him at @aaronpaul_8. To date, Paul’s auction has already raised close to $1.5 million.
The lucky winner will ride with Aaron Paul to the premiere of the final episode of “Breaking Bad” at Hollywood Forever cemetery. Not only will the winner and his/her guest hang with Paul and Bryan Cranston at the premiere, but Aaron will pick them up from the airport. They’ll score a burger together at In-N-Out. They’ll wear hazmat suits. They’ll righteously party together after the premiere. They’ll likely get called a bitch. What’s the best part of all? It will all be for a good cause.
The proceeds from this campaign with Omaze will benefit Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary and school program based upon the powerful belief in KINDness. It brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl crime (and it just so happens that Aaron’s leading lady in life is the founder).
So, how is this possible? Well, Omaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefiting a social cause. The process works similar to a charity raffle. The user-friendly site allows anyone to enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5 or $10. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, Omaze collects all the entries and selects the winners through a third party computer-generated random selection process. The proceeds are delivered to benefit a specific social cause. The goal of the campaign is clearly quantified and they track the impact overtime so participants can see how their donations are impacting lives.
Bryan Cranston held a similar contest for the "Breaking Bad" premiere and raised $303,000 for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the "Hollywood Reporter." "They did it efficiently and thoroughly, and in an incredibly short period of time. They were Omazing!" Cranston exclaimed.
Dan Marolt, a 25-year-old fan from Minnesota, won Cranston's contest. Shortly after landing in L.A., he got a call from Paul, who said "congratulations bitch," and he got a kick out of riding to the premiere in the RV with the show's cast and creators. Cranston broke the ice by showing up bearing “Breaking Bad” gifts for Marolt. To watch Cranston’s Omaze winner heading to the premiere of “Breaking Bad,” be sure to watch the video above and to the left.
Omaze takes 20 percent of the donations and gives the rest to the nonprofit of the star's choice. Paul's campaign runs through Sept. 25, and can be entered here.
According to Philly.com, a ton of "Breaking Bad" props (including Jesse Pinkman's DEA mug, a pink teddy bear, Hector's wheelchair, Walter White's Pontiac Aztek, hazmat suits, and so much more) are being auctioned off at Screenbid.com. Bidding begins on Sept. 29.
The final episode of “Breaking Bad” airs from 9-10:15 p.m. EST on Sunday, Sept. 29 on AMC.
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