Now, here’s a way to do something with your grief and turn it into something positive for others! The fantastic fan base of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer Stevens (Dr. Reid Oliver) had an inspired member of their fan forum come up with an idea to set up a fundraising campaign with the proceeds going to Doctors without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres to show what the incredible character Reid Oliver has meant to all of them. From what we hear: Eric himself suggested the charity, once he heard what his legions of fans wanted to do in his honor. How cool!
On-Air On-Soaps has been told by the campaign organizers that the fundraiser launched on Aug 19, has now received over $5500.00 in donations, all in just two days. If you’d like to check out their efforts click here!
In addition, the ESS group on their landing page has a very nice mission statement! And, here is a portion of that below: ”As Reid has been a hero to many, we can follow suit and be heroes as well while honoring Eric and his incredible talent. Many have asked how they can send gifts to Eric to show their appreciation of his talent. Eric has expressed that while he is grateful for the thought; his preference is that folks send him their good thoughts. This is a way to satisfy both while supporting a cause that is of vital importance on a global level. How appropriate given the fact that Eric’s fans are all over the world and this is a charity close to his heart.”