NEW YORK, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy Schumer, writer and star of the upcoming comedy, TrainWreck, has promised a 'disappointing lap dance' for the winner of Universal's TrainWreck Premiere Experience hosted on CrowdRise to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, an organization that is very dear to her heart.
As a child, Schumer's father was diagnosed with MS. Watching the disease progress had a profound impact on her, and it's a storyline that features in the movie. The fundraiser will raise money and support for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone, like Schumer, affected by MS.
The contest launched this week and ends July 6th at www.CrowdRise.com/TrainWreck. Fans of Schumer, director Judd Apatow, and the comedian-heavy cast can donate for a chance to win a VIP experience that includes 2 tickets to the New York Premiere of TrainWreck on July 14th, round-trip airfare, 2 nights in a 4 star hotel, a walk down the red carpet and a photo opp session with the cast of the film.
Schumer and Apatow explain everything in a launch video at
A $10 donation gets participants 1 entry for the grand prize; a $25 donation gets participants 3 entries and a digital thank you from TrainWreck director Judd Apatow; and a $50 donation gets participants 7 entries and a digital thank you from Judd Apatow plus a shout out on Twitter from Amy Schumer.
The premiere contest follows a previous charitable endeavor framed around the film as well. During the month of June, stars from the movie went on a comedy tour to benefit various charities in seven cities.
CrowdRise is the world's largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions.
Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised over $250 million to date.