Chad Michael Murray's Charitable Short Story
He's a man of many talents, and now Chad Michael Murray has released his latest work - "Flight of the Cormorant," a short story penned by the star himself.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "One Tree Hill" hunk told, "For the last eight years I’ve loved and grown with this story. It came to me after meeting a man who showed up on my doorstep in Wilmington, NC. I really hope everyone enjoys it."
Not only is Chad showing off his authoring talents in the venture - he's also unveiling his charitable side. The Hollywood star is giving 100 percent of the proceeds from the short's download on his website (http://www.thechadmichaelmurray.com/everlast-2) to a choice of three charities, voted upon by tweeting #EverlastCharity with the name of the fan's choosing.
"Hunters Hope is a local charity from my hometown of Buffalo, NY. I’ve worked with them for years and they are very close to my heart. It was Founded by Hall of Fame and Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, who's son Hunter Kelly passed away from Krabbe's disease. Their mission is to raise awareness about universal newborn screening and to give our children a better chance at a normal life."
"The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation is an amazing organization and I feel fortunate that I am able to attend their events and learn about the cause. There are enough obstacles in a kid’s way already without living with HIV or full-blown AIDS. The transmission of the virus to beautiful, young children needs to be stopped," Murray told of the second charity.
He added, "To Write Love on her Arms (TWLOHA) is a socially important non-profit that started virally from a story written by founder Jamie Tworkowski. It aids in bringing more awareness and council to self mutilators and addicts. I was blessed to be involved in a film version of this story (slated for release in 2012). It's really something special."