Sunday, February 12, 2012

We Came, We Saw, We Cycled!

So a down economy and loss of last year's biggest donor has us at about half our 2011 fundraising haul, but we've doubled in spirit! Team Comics Cure turned into a real team for the 2012 Cycle for Survival!

Thanks to Dean and Christy, old friends and the creative coupling behind Level 92 Films, for joining the ride. Thanks, as well, to the Team Comics Cure satellite squad (my sister in DC) and my better half, Ursie B, who you can't tell from the pic below rocked a Division 18 t-shirt for the event.

And, of course, thanks to everyone who donated to Cycle for Survival, especially on our team's behalf.

If you're feeling left out, you can still donate to the team, so feel free to click our team name above to contribute a little more to our effort in this record-breaking charity event. If we're lucky, soon we won't have to do too many more of these.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cycle in 3...2...1...

The Cycle for Survival is ONE WEEK AWAY!

Team Comics Cure still needs your support -- and your money -- to reach our goal in time for the big day.

The good news is that Cycle has already surpassed last year's 4.4 million dollars raised. The bad news is that Team Comics Cure is still way below what we brought in for the 2011 drive. Every little bit helps, but I am not content helping just a little bit!

AND REMEMBER: Beside possibly funding the cure for cancer, donating to our Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center fundraiser can also qualify you to win an autographed copy of the Stephen King Library 2012 Desk Calendar, signed by best-selling fantasy authors and calendar contributors Peter V. Brett and Myke Cole, SKL calendar editor Jay Franco, and little old me, Matt B. We've also got a signed bookplate from contributor and King scholar Bev Vincent. If you are a fan of good writing or the months of the year or both, it's a cool perk to making a donation. If you happen to be a fan of Stephen King or any of the above mentioned writers, well, how can you not enter!? Just make a donation to Team Comics Cure with the initials "SKL" after your name, and you'll be in the running. Click here for more details on the contest.

Cancer sucks. The MSKCC Cycle for Survival raises millions of dollars each year to find a way to cure it. Those millions of dollars come from donations from people like you to teams like mine. So let's do this. Visit the Team Comics Cure page to donate today.