Star Wars stars Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Frank Oz, Daniel Logan, and Ray Park joined The Children's Health Fund (CHF) on Thursday May 12, 2005 for the official New York City red carpet premiere of the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Other celebrity guests included: Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon, Isabella Rossellini, Deborah Norville, Christina Milian TRL's Quddus, American Idol's Mario Vasquez and Constantine, Lisa & Brittny Gastineau, Dhani Jones, Rocco DiSpirito, and many others.
The official New York City red carpet premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith benefited The Children's Health Fund (CHF). The Children's Health Fund was selected by George Lucas and Lucasfilm Ltd. to benefit from the NYC premiere. This partnership with CHF upholds George Lucas' tradition of utilizing the widespread enthusiasm for the Star Wars film series to help raise critical funds and awareness for issues affecting children and families. All proceeds, more than $500,000 raised at the NYC premiere, will directly benefit the program's of The Children's Health Fund (CHF).
In addition to the NYC debut, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith charity premieres took place in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Miami on Thursday, May 12, 2005. The movie was released worldwide on May 19, 2005.