We've spent the better part of the past year helping cure cancer via fundraising and awareness projects with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, but Comics Cure's mission is to create awareness about and rally the comic book community to fight back against the entire spectrum of diseases, disabilities, and downers that might affect our fellow geeks and nerds.
And speaking of spectrums, Comics Cure hopes to help one nerd, in particular, who you may have seen around the Web rocking some awesome Green Lantern-inspired cos wear. Another spectrum-related note about her would be that she has like 50 different jobs in the geek community--though she seems to enjoy them all too much for it to be considered "work." Our favorite rising star blogger, podcaster, radio DJ, and costumed convention fixture, "the Nerdy Bird" Jill Pantozzi-is a lifelong champion in the battle to find a cure for muscular dystrophy. Jill uses her various geek media outlets and resources to raise awareness about the condition, participates in various annual events for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and has her own team, The Nerdy Birds, in the 2011 MDA Muscle Walk. And she's also a client. Jill received a diagnosos of spinal muscular atrophy (a form of muscular dystrophy) when she was just a two years old, and she has been involved with the MDA, both receiving assistance and giving back, ever since.
So let's help the Nerdy Bird give back by supporting her team in the MDA Muscle Walk.The event takes place on March 12 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, but you can donate and spread the word today.