Dragon Con Superheroes

Dragon Con Superheroes  ◊ Event 1: ACFB Community Garden  ◊ Event 2: Lymphoma Walk

Dragon Con Superheroes

After a very successful first year, we are pleased to announce that the Dragon Con Superheroes, a community service project team for our members, volunteers, and staff will continue in 2015.  In its first year, the Dragon Con Superheroes contributed nearly 900 hours of community service in the months leading up to Dragon Con.  Projects included packing and sorting food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, maintaining trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park, and working the Walk to End Lupus Now.  In all, about 160 Dragon Con fans and their family members worked on the three projects. 

In celebration of our Superheroes’ contributions to the community, we will host an exclusive celebration during the 2015 convention.  Additionally, all Dragon Con Superheroes participating in this year’s projects will receive a free Superheroes t-shirt designed by the talented Derek Yaniger.

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Event 1: ACFB Community Garden

When: March 21st 9a – 12n

Where: Garden location will be communicated approximately 1 week prior to the event.  It will be in the Atlanta metro area.

The Dragon Con Superheroes are excited to again be partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank!  In this episode, we will be rolling up our sleeves and getting a little dirty to help with an ACFB maintained Community Garden.  Community gardens act as a powerful tool for social change by providing neighborhoods with fresh vegetables, beautiful land a place to meet and work towards positive goals. Volunteers help with weeding, seeding, planting, tilling, cleaning, clearing, and any other activity that can possibly take place in a garden.

Things to Know:

  • All volunteers should dress comfortably and must wear closed toe, sturdy shoes. 
  • Snacks and water will be provided to all participants.
  • The minimum age requirement for this project is 10 years old.
  • Once registration is closed you will be sent a confirmation with details on the day, including the location of the garden.

To register for the event, click here.

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Event 2: Lymphoma Research Foundation Lymphoma Walk

When: April 11th / Check In Begins at 8a and the Walk Begins at 9a

Where: Wesleyan School in Norcross, 5405 Spalding Ave. Norcross, GA 30092

We will be participating in the Lymphoma Walk to support our official 2015 Charity, The Lymphoma Research Foundation.  We’d love for you to join the Superheroes as we raise money in honor of two long-time members of the Dragon Con family – Eugie Foster, Director of the Daily Dragon, and Mark Brown, Co-Director of Convention Operations, who recently died from lymphoma, and a third member, Kellen Harkins, who is currently battling it.

There are several ways you can do so:

1.           Join Team Dragon Con Superheroes and walk with us!  Join our team, raise money*, and make a real difference in the lives of those living with Lymphoma each day. Join Team Dragon Con Superheroes.  We will hold contests throughout the fundraising period and recognize our walkers with the chance to win fun prizes on Walk Day.

2.           Aren’t available on April 11th?  Do you live out of town but still want to help?  Become a virtual walker and raise money* for Team Dragon Con. No problem! Join Team Dragon Con Superheroes.

3.           Do you want to participate but walking really isn’t your thing?  Sign up here to support the walk with possible duties including registration, t-shirt table, set up/clean up, and route cheerleaders.  Please note, the Superheroes will be assigned to one location depending on the number of people that sign up.

* In order to be considered a Dragon Con Superhero (and be entitled to the free t-shirt and exclusive party), walkers on Team Dragon Con must raise a minimum of $50. 

Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers, most notably non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which accounts for about 90 percent of cases.  Other types include Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and immunoproliferative diseases.  Over half a million people are currently living with lymphoma in the United States – the most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer over all among children.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $55 million in lymphoma-specific research.

Have questions?  We have answers! Email us.

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