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Jared Padalecki

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==[[Always Keep Fighting]]
"Even if there are a thousand small fights, even if every other minute you’re thinking about suicide, or depression, or addiction, or if you have mental illness, I want people to hit it head on and take action. And to be proud that they’re winning their fight, period."
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Jared launched the "Always Keep Fighting" campaign in March 2015, with a t-shirt featuring the slogan. Profits from the sale of the shirts went to
the charities [ To Write Love On Her Arms], [ The Wounded Warrior Project] and [ A.I.R. Attitudes In Reverse - Student Suicide Prevention - Mental Health]<br>
Coincidentally, the campaign launched during the filming of [[10.19 The Werther Project]], an episode that features suicide as a theme.
During this first and subsequent t-shirt campaigns, Jared randomly selected a number of fans who had purchased t-shirts and called them or sent gifts such as auto-graphed Supernatural scripts. He also started posting videos about the cause on [ his facebook page].
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When sales of the shirt began, a movement started on Twitter and spread across social media, where fans purchased t-shirts for other fans who could not afford them, particularly those struggling with mental health issues. Jared acknowledged that he had heard about these efforts in a tweet (see right [ source]).
Jared's first campaign sold the most shirts represent ever sold and reportedly raised $250,000 for TWLOHA [ source]. Jared has also spoken openly about his own mental health issues, and inspired many fans to speak of their own struggles and to support each other.
In November 2015, Jensen and Jared established [[The Pack Fund]] to distribute the funds that they raised.
* [ Jared talks to To Write Love On Her Arms] about "Always Keep Fighting".
In March 2016, on the first anniversary of the AKF Campaign, , Jared launched a t-shirt campaign to raise money for both [[The Pack Fund]] and the [[SPNFamily Crisis Support Network]]. The theme of this campaign was "Love Yourself First." Jared said:
:"Loving yourself is vital in the fight against mental health problems, so I want to encourage y'all to focus on loving yourselves first... each and every one of you is worthy."
See also:
* [[Always Keep Fighting]] for details on the fundraising campaigns.
* [[T-shirt Campaigns]]
==[[6.15 The French Mistake]]==

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