For many years Reeves has been secretly running a private foundation that helps aid children’s hospitals and cancer research around the world.
Reeves’ foundation funds cancer research and supports children’s wards and kids’ hospitals
During his younger sister Kim’s battle with cancer in the 1990s, Keanu Reeves was generous enough to give donations to numerous cancer charities, and even went so far as to establish his own foundation in Kim’s honor, but the publicity-shy superstar didn’t even attach his name to it.
Keanu Reeves’ private foundation funds research into cancer, supporting both children’s wards and kids’ hospitals. The star has never tried to claim credit for any of it. In fact nobody even knew he was doing this until Reeves told Ladies’ Home Journal back in 2009: ”I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.
I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
In 2008, Reeves also volunteered to man the phones at a Stand Up to Cancer telethon, and during a charity ice hockey match he volunteered to be the goalkeeper, as the match was for “SCORE” (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment), which was founded in order to support players who suffered from spinal injuries.