The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence knows what it’s like to fight for your life. That’s why she and the cast of the film franchise have teamed up with the Ebola Survival Fund to raise awareness of the deadly disease.
“The world is facing the largest Ebola outbreak in history,” says actor Jeffrey Wright, who plays Beetee, in a new PSA.” But the countries hit hardest are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,” continues Lawrence. “Why?” asks Liam Hemsworth. “In Liberia they had 50 doctors for 4.4 million people,” says Josh Hutcherson. “But with high quality supportive care, the great majority of people in West Africa will survive Ebola,” concludes Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health.
Of course, you can’t have a video featuring Lawrence without there being at least a little silliness.
“What would happen if you got Ebola?” asks Hutcherson. “I’d be fine,” Lawrence answers after a dramatic pause.
This isn’t the first time the 24-year-old Oscar winner – who was recently named the year’s highest-grossing celebrity (thanks to her work in Mockingjay and X-Men: Days of Future Past) – has shown her heart this holiday season. On Christmas Eve, she visited a children’s hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
Source: The People