JLaw plans special hometown screening of "X-men Apocalypse"

JLaw plans special hometown screening of "X-men Apocalypse"
Jennifer Lawrence (Source:Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will host a special screening of "X-men Apocalypse" in Louisville on Wed., May 25. (Source:Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will host a special screening of "X-men Apocalypse" in Louisville on Wed., May 25. (Source:Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will soon welcome fans to a special screening of "X-Men Apocalypse" at Baxter Avenue Theatres.

Lawrence's foundation works with a non-profit to donate proceeds from premieres hosted in her hometown of Louisville. This time, it's Meghan's Mountain.

Meghan Steinberg battled leukemia for 12 years.

"I've taken over as president of Meghan's Mountain because Meghan passed in January," said Jerry Steinberg, Meghan's father. "The purpose is to continue her mission that she has done since she was diagnosed with cancer."

Improving patient care is the focus of Meghan's Mountain.

"All the money that we receive goes directly to the benefit of the patients, or their immediate family, not for research," Steinberg said.

Meghan's Mountain donated money for specially made recliners at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and blanket warmers, according to Steinberg.

They have provided televisions at Kosair Children's Hospital and at an outpatient clinic, along with videos and games.

The non-profit also supports Indian Summer Camp and Camp Quality Kentucky, which are cost-free camps for cancer patients.

"The cost of care is enormous, and a lot of people cannot afford it, and the emotional part of it is very difficult," Steinberg said. "We try to make their climb up their mountain a little bit easier to let them know that they're not alone, and that's basically the purpose of Meghan's Mountain."

The screening is Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Baxter Avenue Theatres, 1250 Bardstown Rd. Tickets are now available at jenniferlawrencefoundation.com.

Local chefs Dean Corbett and Anoosh Shariat will provide cocktails and hors d'oeuvres beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Also, there are exclusive silent auction items for bid before the screening.

Jennifer Lawrence will not be able to attend, but her family will represent her and the foundation. Those attending include her parents Karen and Gary, and her brothers Ben and Blaine along with their wives Meredith and Carson.

"Jennifer's enthusiasm and compassion for kids, especially those in need is incredible!" Meredith Lawrence said. "It's an honor for the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation to partner with Meghan's Mountain to further the vision and great work of an incredible woman - Meghan Steinberg."

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In November 2015, the Lawrence Foundation hosted a premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part2," donating proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The year before that, proceeds from The "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part1" premiere benefited Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana.

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