Aaron Paul helps raise $1.8 million for show’s finale charity contest

Aaron Paul has been raising money for his wife Lauren Parsekian’s charity, The Kind Campaign.

Aaron Paul has been raising money for his wife Lauren Parsekian’s charity, The Kind Campaign.

“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul is rolling a barrel’s full of money towarda good cause.

The 32-year-old actor, who plays meth-cooking Jesse Pinkman on the AMC drama that wraps Sunday, successfully launched an online contest that raised $1.8 million for the anti-bullying charity The Kind Campaign co-founded by his wife.

Donators bought more than just good vibes for their money: Paul offered a chance for two lucky winners plus their guests to win a free trip to Los Angeles, where Paul himself will pick them up Sunday. From there, they’ll be driven to the Hollywood Forever Cemetary as the guests of honor for a finale viewing party with the cast, complete with a fake “cooking” session with Paul and other castmembers.

“We raised nearly 1.8 million for @kindcampaign,” Paul tweeted early Thursday morning after the contest on fundraising platform Omaze.com officially closed. “That is because of all of you. Words can’t express how unbelievably grateful I am. #iLoveU.”

Other prizes being raffled off included hazmat suits autogrpahed by Paul and co-star Bryan Cranston. Co-founded by Lauren Parsekian, who married Paul in May, and Molly Thompson, the Kind Campaign is a documentary and non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about girl-against-girl bullying.

Source: NY Daily News

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