“RED BAND SOCIETY: Banding Together For Good” Lets Fans Share and Raise Money for Charity

RED BAND SOCIETY Premieres Wednesday, September 17, on FOX 50

By FOX50.com

“RED BAND SOCIETY: BANDING TOGETHER FOR GOOD” CONTINUES!

VISIT WWW.MYREDBANDSOCIETY.COM TO SHARE EXCLUSIVE SHOW CONTENT AND FOX WILL DONATE $1 TO CHARITY PARTNERS FOR EACH SHARE

IF FANS ACHIEVE 100,000 SHARES IN A WEEK, FOX WILL UNLOCK FREE PREVIEW OF “RED BAND SOCIETY” FOR 100 HOURS BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Donations to Support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teen Cancer America and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Band together with FOX! Between now and Friday, Aug. 22, each time a fan shares exclusive RED BAND SOCIETY videos, photos, GIFs and MORE via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr from www.myredbandsociety.com, FOX will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to support five charity partners, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teen Cancer America and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. If a fan logs in via Facebook, he/she also will receive one point toward a place on the www.myredbandsociety.com leaderboard and every time a friend clicks on the shared link, the fan will get one more point and $1 more goes to charity!*  Go to www.myredbandsociety.com/terms.html  for full terms and conditions.

Also, if $100,000 is donated by Aug. 22, fans will get the opportunity to preview the first episode on various platforms for 100 hours (beginning on Aug. 22), before it premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM)! FOX will preview the premiere episode of RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX On Demand for customers of AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY and many more cable providers, as well as online at www.HULU.com, www.fox.com and FOX NOW.

Visit www.myredbandsociety.com for fun videos, photos, GIFs and MORE that you can share with your friends.

RED BAND SOCIETY, starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Fruitvale Station”), Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “666 Park Avenue”) and a charismatic cast of fresh faces, is a provocative, unconventional and unique coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital. 

Twelve-year-old narrator CHARLIE (Griffin Gluck) is in a coma and introduces us to this band of unlikely friends, including the “new kid,” JORDI PALACIOS (Nolan Sotillo), a 16-year-old who comes to California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What Jordi soon discovers is that it’s not his illness that’s going to change his life, but his new friends. Also at Ocean Park is LEO ROTH (Charlie Rowe), the 16-year-old, charming and independent “leader” of the group. Leo’s best friend is DASH HOSNEY (Astro), a 16-year-old “rebel” with a big personality, who is determined not to let his cystic fibrosis stop him from living his life. Also on the ward is 15-year-old “know-it-all” EMMA CHOTA (Ciara Bravo, “Big Time Rush”), Leo’s on-again-off-again girlfriend who is coping with an eating disorder. Rounding out this group of patients is KARA SOUDERS (Zoe Levin), a “mean girl” cheerleader who shares a room with Charlie. Although her heart is failing, she is realizing for the first time that she actually has one and begins opening it up to her new friends. 

These teens form a life-changing bond and singular kinship, represented by their red hospital bands. They face shared experiences, both uplifting and challenging, tragic and comedic, ordinary and out-of-the-ordinary – and they do it together. When you’re brought to the brink, that’s when you laugh the loudest, love the strongest and cry the hardest…This is the story of the RED BAND SOCIETY.

RED BAND SOCIETY is produced by ABC Studios in association with Amblin Television. The series is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Rina Mimoun (“Mistresses”), Margaret Nagle (“Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Lie”), Justin Falvey (“The Americans,” “Falling Skies”), Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “Falling Skies”) and Sergio Aguero (“No Reservations,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”). Nagle wrote the pilot and developed the project from the award-winning Spanish series “Polseres Vermelles.” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) directed the pilot. “Like” RED BAND SOCIETY on Facebook at facebook.com/RedBandSociety. Follow the series on Twitter @RedBandSociety and join the discussion using #RedBandSociety. See photos and videos on Instagram @RedBandSociety.


About Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to www.cff.org.

About Ryan Seacrest Foundation
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers—Seacrest Studios—within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, CA, and Philadelphia. For more information, visit ryanseacrestfoundation.org.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(r) is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Supporters can join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude  and twitter.com/stjude.

About Teen Cancer America
Teen Cancer America is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. We create state of the art environments, facilities and services especially for teenagers with cancer in hospitals throughout America. For more information, visit http://www.teencanceramerica.org/.  Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/teencancerusa/,  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TeenCancerAmerica, and Instagram http://instagram.com/teencanceramerica/.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked as a top five children s hospital in the nation and is the only one in California to be selected to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report  Honor Roll. Children s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. For more information, visit www.CHLA.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube  and  LinkedIn ,
or visit our blog :www.WeTreatKidsBetter.org .

*Donations and points may be subject to caps or limitations. FOX may contribute donations for shares, or in addition to the shared amounts, in FOX’s sole discretion. Go to www.myredbandsociety.com/terms.html for full terms and conditions. 

**FOX NOW is available on iPhone, iPad, Android handsets & tablets, Kindle Fire, Windows 8.1 tablets and Windows Phones, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TVs & Blu-ray Players. For more information, visit http://fox.com/foxnow

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