Keanu is a philanthropist but a secret one. I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does. he revealed during an interview.
An image of stars that we have in our mind after all the horrific stories we hear day to day is not very good.
That's why here we are, with an optimistic Hollywood feel good piece. This is about the successful actor, Keanu Reeves, he is an Lebanese import but has amusingly shaped many unique American characters and roles. This star turns out to be quite the philanthropist as what we heard recently about him.
The unforgettable roles he did made him rich and popular but he has all the reasons to be. Reeves reportedly lives simply and gives freely. People attribute his generosity to a mix of his early years and losses he experienced through his life and is still going through.
His ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, with whom he had a baby too who was still to be born was miscarried and the couple broke up a few months after the incident. After a few months, Jennifer Syme lost her life in a car accident. This too was a grief for him.
Keanu's younger sister had been going through Leukaemia since the 1990's and he looked after her with all care and financial support. This also led him to see the struggles such parents had to go through and he started giving in children's hospitals. He set up a private foundation that funds childrens' hospitals and cancer research too.
The actor told Ladies Home Journal back in 2009, "I have a private foundation that's been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children's hospitals and cancer research. I don't like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does."
That's what a real philanthropist looks like as so many celebrities will give, yet there always seems to be an angle to their donations. But Reeves is not like all of them and kept all his such actions private until he was asked about them.