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Auction For ‘Dinner With Jack And Rose’ Raises $1.35 Million For Young Mom’s Cancer Treatment

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Since its premiere in 1997, Titanic fans everywhere have been clinging to the hope that the movie’s famous costars, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, might take their romantic relationship into the real world.

While Leo admits that Kate was his favorite onscreen kiss of all time, the pair has also adamantly maintained that their relationship is purely platonic.

Still, the Jack and Rose fantasy lives on, and it’s doing some serious charitable good as of late.

Kate recently appeared on the British talk show This Morning, where she explained how the two actors got involved raising money for a mom named Gemma Nuttall, who is battling ovarian cancer.

Gemma refused treatment in order to save her unborn daughter’s life. The story resonated with Kate, whose own mother lost her battle with ovarian cancer last year.

Kate was familiar with the type of treatment Gemma needed in Germany, and that it wasn’t available in an affordable capacity in the UK, where she lives. So, Kate decided to begin fundraising on her own.

She explains, “We got close to £200,000 [roughly $280,000] and I thought, ‘Right, it’s time to call my friend Leo.'”

Kate promptly suggested that the pair host a charity dinner. However, Leo had other ideas. He said: “Let’s go one better. Come with me to Saint-Tropez, to my big fundraiser for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation… and we will auction off a dinner with Jack and Rose.”

The pair ended up auctioning off three separate dinners as Jack and Rose, raising $1.35 million in the process.

It was more than enough to cover Gemma’s treatment, which costs $98,000 a visit. The remaining funds were donated to Leo’s conservation foundation.

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Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt/TERM / Staff; YouTube / Paramount

[H/T: Us Weekly]

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