ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: “One Tree Hill” gives back


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Amy Moore needs a liver transplant. “Right now, I either get a liver transplant or I’m looking at dialysis again for the second time,” says Moore.

Cue “One Tree Hill.” Stars from the popular CW series took time out of their schedules to meet and greet fans and raise money for a good cause. Actor Robert Buckley says he cleared his schedule to make the event.

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“It’s about the community coming together and rallying for a good cause,” says Buckley. “Which, in this case, is a dear friend of part of crew and to help out and have a little fun while raising some money.”

Over 300 fans came to The River Room in Wilmington to meet their favorite actors. After Sophia Bush tweeted about the event, people started showing up at the venue and waited outside for hours.

“I had no idea we’d have this good a turnout,” says Moore. “I mean, I figured we’d have a good turn out, but I had no idea it was gonna be like this.”

Fans paid $10 at the door and bid on tons of memorabilia from the show. Actor James Lafferty says he thinks the combined effort of people can do some amazing things.

“It’s pretty outstanding what you can accomplish when everybody pulls together and decides to help somebody you know,” says Lafferty.

During this event alone, almost $10,000 was raised to help Amy. Actor Stephen Colletti says there was no question in his mind when he was asked to help out.

“There are such great people that live here in Wilmington,” says Colletti. “Everyone that we work with, it’s like every time we get the opportunity to help out, it’s a no brainer.”

As for Amy… she says she is beyond grateful.

“I’m speechless,” says Moore. “I’ve got so many people here that love and care about me and just to have everybody, have my back. It’s good.”


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