Do you want to appear in “Star Trek Beyond”? Omaze and the “Star Trek” film franchise have partnered together to create “The Star Trek: To Boldly Go” Campaign to give a lucky winner the chance to appear in the upcoming film as well as support the cast’s selection of nine global causes, each of which will receive equal portions of the money raised by the campaign.

The campaign is running live now and will continue until 11:59 p.m. PST Sept. 1. To enter, visit the Omaze fundraising platform and make a $10 contribution, which will enter you into the drawing. The grand prize winner and a guest will be able to fly to to Vancouver and stay in a 4-star hotel, visit the “Star Trek Beyond” set, have fun with the cast, and transform into their on-screen character by the film’s costume and makeup department for their walk-on role.

Even though there’s one grand prize, there are tons of other prizes up for grabs! Six other winners will be selected randomly throughout the campaign to create the honorary “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” crew. The crew will be able to travel to Vancouver, visit the closed set, meet the cast and crew, and be some of the first in the world to see scenes from the film.

Ryan Cummins, the co-founder and co-CEO of Omaze, said how excited the organization is to provide fans with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “We are proud to give fans the chance to live out their dream experience while simultaneously helping nine great causes,” he said. “By allowing anyone to enter for just $10, we are seeing the power our community has in making an impact around the world.”

The money Omaze raises from the campaign with go towards these nine global causes:

  • Brave Beginnings (nominated by Zoë Saldana), which provides ventilators and other crucial neonatal equipment to newborns in need
  • Camp Sunshine (nominated by Anton Yelchin), which provides a place for children facing life-threatening illnesses and their families to regroup and restore themselves and their emotional wellbeing
  • Direct Relief International (nominated by Zachary Quinto), which is one of the premiere worldwide disaster relief organizations
  • Heaven Homes (nominated by Idris Elba), which establishes children’s homes and centers that give children loving and supportive environments
  • KidsCan (nominated by Karl Urban), which provides healthcare, clothing and food to New Zealand’s disadvantaged youth
  • Koreatown Youth & Community Center (nominated by John Cho), which serves Los Angeles’ Korean American population and the multiethnic Koreatown community
  • Make-A-Wish (nominated by Chris Pine), which makes wishes come true for kids facing life-threatening illnesses
  • Time is Precious (nominated by Simon Pegg), which creates a comfortable atmosphere for children to focus on their recovery process
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (nominated by Susan Nimoy in honor of Leonard Nimoy), which is on the front lines of researching and advancing cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
  • Also, fans who donate more than $10 can receive perks for their generosity. These donors can receive limited edition prizes, such as posters, t-shirts, a red shirt autographed by the cast, a replica of the Captain’s chair and an advanced private screening of “Star Trek Beyond.”

    If all of this didn’t convince you to enter, then maybe the cast themselves can convince you in their own words. Cho, Pegg, Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Yelchin, Elba and Urban recorded a message on the Enterprise bridge set. Check it out below and remember to set your calendars for July 8, 2016, when “Star Trek Beyond” comes to theaters.

    By Monique Jones

    Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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