Amy Poehler & Will Ferrell Raise Awareness & Funds for Suicide Prevention with Walk-On-Role in Movie

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Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell and director Andrew J. Cohen are helping to raise awareness and funds for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center by offering a chance for a walk-on, nonspeaking-role in their upcoming New Line comedy film. For each $10 contribution made on, participants will be automatically entered to win a day on the set with cast and crew on Nov. 2nd and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being an extra in a major Hollywood film. The campaign runs until noon on Oct. 28th, when a winner will be chosen and notified.

Director Andrew J. Cohen–who was an associate producer on The 40-Year-Old Virgin, executive producer of Neighbors and Neighbors 2 and co-producer of Funny People—sponsored the campaign. He and his wife, Crystal, are longtime supporters of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

The winner of the sweepstakes will:

*Visit the Warner Brothers closed set and be a part of the behind-the-scenes experience on November 2nd
*Meet the cast including the stars of the film, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell
*Receive a walk-on, non-speaking extra role in the movie
*Get a photo with Director, Andrew Cohen; and stars Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell

“We are extremely grateful for Andrew’s support and excited that Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are part of this innovative campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center,” says Lyn Morris, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. “Anything we can do to educate people to recognize and respond to suicide warning signs helps save lives.”

More than 41,000 Americans died by suicide and about one million people attempted last year. The renowned Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center—the nation’s first—answered more than 62,000 calls, chats, and texts in 2014 and has comprehensive programs to help people at risk of suicide and those who have been affected by suicide.

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  1. It is so great that they are raising money and bringing awareness to such an important cause. What a terrific sweepstakes.

  2. This is really great stuff from both these actors doing their best to raise funds for such a big cause. I think many families which are affected will feel so good to see one such campaign on the cards.

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