Camp Rainbow Gold, an Idaho-based children’s cancer charity, is hosting an auction you won’t want to miss. What’s in it for the highest bidder? A Zoom date with the one and only Keanu Reeves.
The Shine for Camp Online Auction description reads:
“Bill & Ted. Speed. The Matrix. John Wick. You know him. You love him. This is truly priceless and now you have the chance to Zoom with him from home!”
So get your questions ready for 15-minutes in Zoom heaven with the 55-year-old Hollywood legend.
The virtual date was originally valued at $10,000, but on Wednesday, an anonymous bidder raised the bid to $16,600. The auction closes on June 22, and the highest bidder will schedule their prize date for a time during the week of July 6.
That’s a lot of money going to directly to the children’s cancer organization.
Camp Rainbow Gold aims to “provide emotionally empowering experiences to Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer and their families.”
Due to the pandemic, the organization was forced reimagine its fundraising efforts and landed on the auction with help from a few generous celebrities— Keanu, of course— and including Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, voice actor Rob Paulsen, and singer-songwriter Andy Grammer.
“We quickly realized we wouldn’t be the only ones moving our fundraiser to an online auction,” said Camp Rainbow Gold executive director Elizabeth Lizberg, per The Hollywood Reporter. “We also realized after months at home, people are craving connections and experiences that are safe but fulfilling.”
Aside from maintaining a pretty flawless reputation by Hollywood standards, the actor’s sister suffered from leukemia, and Keanu Reeves has been donating time and money to cancer charities for years.
So jealous of whoever wins this Zoom date! The rest of us will just have to wait until Matrix 4 for our Keanu time.