Every now and then, I plug events hosted by local Relay for Life Team, "Team GEEK." This amazing group raises funds for the American Cancer Society by cosplaying, sponsoring Hambingo, even photographing a knit duck with celebrities. This past Friday, they participated in the Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay for Life.
At the event, costumed characters walked and took photos with kids. A duck pull game rewarded participants with princess and superhero prizes. The Evil Queen from Disney's Snow White sold caramel apples; thankfully, no children fell into an enchanted sleep! There was even a TARDIS.
I'm not usually one for causes, but these friends of mine are doing great work. Team GEEK still needs to raise about $1750 in the next 2 weeks to meet their 2013 goal. Need more incentive? Anyone who donates just $5 or more is entered into a raffle for $15 in RIPT Apparel credit. RIPT sells the best geeky t-shirts around, and is local, too! The drawing takes place on August 26th.
Geek Girl Jess took a few photos at the Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay. Click through the below gallery to enjoy the adventures of Captain America, Merida, Ness, and more. CLICK HERE to donate alongside Team GEEK today.
NEXT TIME: Events this GEEKend in Chicago, including fandom-inspired bellydance.
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