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Dads want peace too

Reported by Chrish - June 11, 2007 -

If you're stumped on what to get your dad for Fathers' Day next Sunday, or if you've lost your dad and want to honor him, please visit Fathers Day for Peace . View the video and make a donation to help one dad give his son the medical attention he so desperately needs.

Los Angeles - Award winning actor and producer David Arquette stars in a new short viral video. He discusses how fatherhood enriched his life and calls on viewers to help an Iraqi father and son in need. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald's Brave New Foundation produced the moving video which is being distributed virally via You Tube and can be seen at www.fathersdayforpeace.org.

"Fatherhood is the one thing that unifies our world, it really redefined love for me" says Arquette in the short. "It shows you how we are all the same, how we all care about our kids."

The two minute video includes Arquette and the story of an Iraqi father and his son, Abdul Hakeem who was badly injured in the Iraq war. Viewers have the opportunity to help Abdul Hakeem, by making a donation to No More Victims in the name of their Father and sending an e-Father's Day card through the website www.fathersdayforpeace.org.

"On holidays like Father's Day, it's important to remember what we share with those around the world- like the bonds between a father and a son" said the film's director Robert Greenwald. "We created a film for Mother's Day and helped No More Victims bring a war injured girl to the U.S. for medical care. When we heard this father and son story, we knew we wanted to help them too."

Abdul Hakeem was severely injured during the first siege of Falluja, his father helped save his life. With the help of the group No More Victims, Abdul Hakeem will be brought to Pittsburgh where doctors from Children's Hospital will repair his injuries and give his family hope for the future. No More Victims is a non-profit, non-sectarian, humanitarian organization whose mission is to restore the health and well-being of victims of war and to advocate and educate for peace.

Information on the video and No More Victims can be found at www.fathersdayforpeace.org and www.nomorevictims.org.