Charlie Sheen is having a good week. With a new show, a Comedy Central roast and becoming an overnight hero to 1000â€™s of families of sick babies born with a mys
Online PR News – 23-July-2011 – Los Angeles, CA – On Monday Lionsgate Television announced that it has signed on Charlie Sheen in the lead role of the new television series, â€śAnger Managementâ€ť based on the movie starring Adam Sandler.
"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," he said.
Thatâ€™s not all Charlie Sheen has been up to.
Last Wednesday, Dawn Williamson, founder of CHERUBS, challenged Mr. Sheen via Twitter to get his millions of fans to throw her charity 25,000 votes in a Facebook contest. Her efforts paid off and Mr. Sheen accepted the challenge. Tweeting and re-tweeting for the charity this week, Mr. Sheen has made it a personal quest to help CHERUBS; â€śI'm down with Dawn!! @ncdawn RT @cherubs Help critically ill babies with CDH. Take Charlie's challenge to vote! www.voteforcdh.orgâ€ť
Currently at 3rd place, CHERUBS is a regional finalist in the 2011 Vivint Gives Back Project. CHERUBS and 1000â€™s of families of children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) are counting on a miracle from the former â€śTwo and a Half Menâ€ť star. â€śCDH families in 38 countries are cheering him on and so very grateful for his support and the awareness he is raising for our causeâ€ť says Williamson.
A child is born is born with CDH every 10 minutes. With a 50% mortality rate, this means 3 babies die from CDH every hour. Winning the contest will help fund research to find the cause of CDH. â€ś50% of money won will go towards genetic research of CDH through Mass Generalâ€™s CDH Research Study. The other 50% will go towards family support services and awarenessâ€ť says Williamson. Information about the contest and where funds will go can be found at www.voteforcherubs.org