Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki are each lending a hand to a Dallas-based charity—literally.
The philanthropic nonprofit My Hand My Cause has a mission of capturing fine art photos of “the most famous hands in sport, music, movies, art, medicine, science, and more” and selling them to help fund charities and foundations worldwide.
Launched in February, the nonprofit captured photos of Dak and Dirk’s very valuable right hands for the initiative. It’s also captured the mitts and digits of professional rock climber Alex Honnold and former NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy for its initial launch.
30,000 NBA points, 166 NFL touchdowns, and two great causes
“With this hand I scored over 30,000 points and probably had double as many misses,” Nowitzki joked in a statement. His Dirk Nowitzki Foundation will receive proceeds from the effort. “I was immediately struck by the impact My Hand My Cause can have, and I’m proud to be among the first of what will hopefully be thousands more who will partner with this great organization,” Nowitzki added.
Prescott’s hand has thrown 166 touchdowns in his NFL career so far. He plans to steer money raised for his photo’s sale to his own Faith Fight Finish Foundation, whose four initiatives focus on colon cancer research; mental health and suicide prevention; bridging the gap between law enforcement, youth and the communities they serve; and helping those facing life-challenging hardships.
Sold as museum-quality prints
Co-founded by award-winning photographer Dennis Murphy and veteran marketing executive Everett Wilder, My Hand My Cause turns photographs of the hands of celebrated people into fine art, museum-quality prints.
For $105, supporters receive a life-size print, printed signature, and commemorative date of when the photograph was taken. Other causes supported by the initiative so far include The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (Cassidy) and The Honnold Foundation (Honnold).
The nonprofit says the bulk of purchases go toward the actual charities. With each $105 purchase, its website says $20 goes toward printing and basic shipping, $10 toward photography and expenses, and $75 to the celebrity’s charity per print.
For more information about My Hand My Cause including how to order, go here.
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