Cameron Boyce’s Family Launches Foundation in His Honor to Provide Creative Outlets to Young People

Cameron Boyce’s family has launched a charitable foundation to honor the actor after his sudden and tragic death at the age of 20 earlier this month.

Boyce starred in a number of Disney Channel projects including Descendants and Jessie.

Titled the Cameron Boyce Foundation, the charity’s aim is to provide “young people artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity and uses resources and philanthropy for positive change in the world.”

Boyce died suddenly on July 6 after suffering a seizure in his sleep due to epilepsy.

In the weeks leading up to his death, Boyce was working on a social media campaign to help fight against gun violence, which will now be launched posthumously, according to PEOPLE.

“I’ve named the concept Wielding Peace. It will be a collection of images that feature people from all walks of life (celebrities, victims of gun violence, common supporters) wielding ‘guns.’ The catch is, the ‘guns’ that we’re using as props will be items that signify unity and peace.”

– Boyce wrote about the campaign, which his rep provided to PEOPLE.

Boyce was also involved in the non-profit Thirst Project, an organization that raises awareness about the global water crisis. The group honored him with the Pioneering Spirit Award in 2018 after he raised $30,000 for two wells in Swaziland, according to Good Morning America.

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