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#CapforStrat: 'Avengers' rally for dying fan

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  • Chris Evans, other members of the 'Avengers' cast are tweeting out support for a fan with prostate cancer
  • Daughter is trying to get an advanced copy of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' for father
#CapforStrat: 'Avengers' rally for dying fan

When the "Avengers" assemble, it's usually to fight some evil villain with plans to conquer the world. However, the super hero team recently banded together for a bigger cause. 

Comic book fan Stratford Caldecott was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2011 and is now in the final stages of the disease. Doctors estimate he has 12 weeks left. 

Because of the cancer, Caldecott wasn't able to go to the movie theater to see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the DVD release isn't scheduled until August. And by then, his family fears it will be too late. 

So Caldecott's daughter, Sophie, decided to take action. She wrote about the situation on her blog and tweeted out to cast members of "The Avengers" asking them to help. And like their super hero alter-egos, they saved the day. 

Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) was the first star to post a picture with the hashtag #capforstrat. 

And then the rest of the Internet jumped in too. 

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