This week, it really did seem that the cast of The Big Bang Theory were some of the best people around - recently, the foundation of the The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment program was unleashed, marking out the show's producers and cast as some of the most charitable people in the entertainment business.
Yet, we mustn't forget that this isn't the first time that the cast have put in a lot of effort to do something good. From attending fund-raising galas, recording charity singles and rap songs, creating jewellery collections to participating in a phenomenal reenactment of the Time Warp, it seems that these lovely actors and actresses really love to give it their all in support of a wonderful cause.
Take a look at the 7 times that the cast took the time to try to make the world a better place:
1. Simon Hellberg asked his friends to skip the gifts for his birthday and donate to Save The Children instead
In the run up to his 30th birthday celebrations, the actor urged his friends and family to pass on the gifts and to donate to the charity's global education program. He added:
“I didn't need a milestone birthday, like my upcoming 30th, to know how fortunate I am. I realize that there are so many children in the world who never see another birthday due to their unfortunate circumstances. This year, I decided the best way for me to make a “Big Bang” for my birthday is to give back. As I celebrate with my friends, family and fans, I have asked that instead of gifts, a donation be made to the Save the Children. The on-going support Save the Children provides for schools, teachers and the community overall, ensures many more Happy Birthdays for children all over the world."
2. Jim Parsons starred in a charity music video
To show his support for Stand Up To Cancer, Jim launched a special video titled 'Up2 You & Me.'
Take a look at the short clip here:
The campaign encourages all of us to support the charity and to donate, helping to hasten the pace of groundbreaking research that could save lives. SU2C has raised over $100 million for cancer research.
3. Similarly, Mayim Bialik rapped for charity One Kid, One World
As part of 82 artists featured on comedy album '2776,' Mayim urged us all to donate to the charity that promotes education in El Salvador and Kenya.
Listen to her stunning vocals, right here.
It's pretty good, don't you think!? But the actress's charitable, and rather musical, endeavours do not end there. Back in 2011, she even teamed up with band The Maccabeats to try to perform the miracle of raising $80,000 for donor matches for people who require transplants. Take a peek at the campaign video here:
4. Kaley donned Native American-inspired ensemble, whilst riding a horse
In honor of several charities, including the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Kaley showed off her riding skills at the Longines Los Anglees Masters Charity Pro-Am last September. Amazing and all for a good cause!
5. She also gave her support to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF)
The charity is a non-profit organization that researches an incurable skin disorder, which Kaley has supported for years. She even created a jewellery collection benefiting the charity, saying:
"I'm so happy to be partnered with EBMRF [...] on these pieces that reflect my own personal style. EB has touched me personally and I think this collection is a beautiful way to raise awareness. I hope together we can find a cure for this disease."
The rare genetic disorder has approximately 100,000 American sufferers and its fantastic that Kaley is doing all she can to help.
6. That time the cast all did the Time Warp for the Alzheimer Association
Oh yes, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco all performed the infamous number from the Rocky Horror Picture Show in honor of the Alzheimer Association. Take a look!
That image of Shedon in stockings is priceless!
7. Contributions to the The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment
As we reported earlier this week, The Big Bang Theory cast recently showed their charitable side in the most epic way possible - with a generous gift to students.
In fact, the show's creator, Chuck Lorre, is so fantastic that he is willing to return a great portion of the show's success to its viewers. Starting this fall 2015, low income students will be granted funding towards their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - five students will be added to the program each year.
“We have all been given a gift with The Big Bang Theory, a show that’s not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community – this is our opportunity to give back, in that spirit, our Big Bang family has made a meaningful contribution, and together, we’ll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists and leaders.”
And naturally, the show's stars are ecstatic to be involved, with Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch all contributing funding.
What a phenomenal way to give back! Thank you to you all!