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In honor of ATWT's Van Hansis & his B-Day, fans help raise funds for Arts Student!

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In honor of Van Hansis’ upcoming birthday (which is in just a few days, September 25th!), fans of  the actor who played Luke Snyder on As the World Turns for almost the last five years, are continuing their fundraising efforts that they started a few years ago.  This is the third year his fans have sponsored a student at Van’s high school…Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

For the past two years, Van’s fans have raised over $15,000 for a theater student at the school. This year, their efforts for funds started slowly, but as of Friday morning, September 17, 2010, the day of the final episode of ATWT word from the school was that the donations had shot up to $13,400!

Van has always made it clear to his fans that his education is something that is important to him and he is very proud of both places he began learning his craft; Walnut Hill and Carnegie Mellon University.  The fan group is continuing to pay it forward and help another student at the school who might some day touch their hearts the way that Van has as Luke Snyder.  For more information, and how you can donate to help a student in the arts in honor of Van click here


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Colleen
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Colleen

Great job done by the organizers! I was very happy to participate in this cause to honor Van and to help the student. Lovely to see someone like Van supporting such worthy endeavor. Kudo’s to “T” on this!

MGG
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MGG

That’s a wonderful inititative. Van Hansis deserves we raise a lot of money on his name. Thank you for this article, Michael.

MGG
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MGG

I found the message Van sent to his fans who participated to the Walnut Hill Sponsorship Initiative on Van’s name for his Birthday in 2008. This message is full of Love and Humility: “hey everybody! it’s van. it was great to see a bunch of you on sunday at the broadway cares/equity fights AIDS flea market. i hope those who made it out to new york had a blast. i did. i really like that event. its really cool to see broadway open it’s stage doors to daytime….stupid joke. whatever, i think it’s funny… its nice to mingle with actors… Read more »

Valier
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Valier

So that’s Van who wrote that message! That’s incredibly sweet of him. Such lovely words! And yes, education is almost everything in a human’d life. Van got it totally right!

Becky
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Becky

Congratulations to everyone who participated (and continue to participate) in such a worthy endeavor. I’m so proud of this collective fanbase’s generosity when it comes to great causes such as this. I’m sure the student will benefit tremendously from this, and education IS so important. And amazed that this has almost surpassed the total of $15,000 for the last 2 years combined. Keep up the good work & show Van your appreciation for making Luke what he was to all of us. Props to T as well for organizing this & making it such a success. Glad to help in… Read more »

L
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L

Great initiative! Van Hansis is an amazing actor and a generous man. His love of education is very inspiring.

Stefanie
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Stefanie

Awesome! Thanks for writing about this, Michael.

Stefanie
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Stefanie

Oh, by the way, the organizers said the total – as of earlier today – is now $15,030!

kwbalan
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kwbalan

Wonderful cause in the name of a wonderful actor. Kudos to Van Hansis for his incredible portrayal of Luke Snyder for 5 years.

Thanks Michael for this great article!

mmc
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mmc

It really is an honor to contribute in Van Hansis’ name.it’s my thank you to him for the incredible performance he gave us for so many years as Luke Snyder.I’d like to wish him a Happy Bithday Van.We’re missing you so much as Luke but hope to see you in future projects.I’m sending my love and best wishes to a lovely young man and a terrific actor!

Valier
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Valier

That’s a lovely message. I totally concur. I love you, Van !

D
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D

Van’s Birthday is tomorrow, 9/25: you can still donate to his alma mater, the Walnut Hill school: http://www.walnuthillalumni.org/s/116/index.aspx?sid=116&pgid=371&gid=1&cid=1016&ecid=1016

VICTOIRE
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VICTOIRE

It is a really great initiative!! Happy Birthday, dear Van !! Your magnificent talent is so worth all the donations !!

Biblio
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Biblio

I heard that the total was two weeks ago beyond $18000!! It must be now beyond $20000!!

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