I did NOT want to get up last Saturday morning. I was at the lowest point of fighting a nasty, nasty cold – but I (and a few folks from my Florida Comics Experience team) had committed to help out with a 5k run.
More specifically: the Superhero 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run presented by the Friends of Children of Brevard.
From their website: “What We Do: We raise funds and solicit in-kind donations to provide for the unmet needs of abused, neglected or abandoned children in Brevard County and we support the Guardian ad Litem program by assisting in volunteer recruitment and retention.”
Florida Comics Experience had a rough year in 2015. We learned that not all non-profit group are as motivated to create community experiences as we’d hoped, so the show was pulled from the Eau Gallie Arts District with a plan to retool it. On the other hand, last year was the first time we stepped in to help the Superhero 5k – a seemingly perfect fit for the theme of our little hometown comic convention.
This year we expanded our presence (and level of involvement) with the goal of working even closer in the future. You see, we plan on moving Florida Comics Experience out of August and into February – the same weekend as the next Superhero 5k. Watch for 2017 updates coming soon.
Enough about the future, though. This past Saturday was exhausting and awesome. There are TON of photos on Facebook – so definitely check them out: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1075239155854128.1073741847.773626949348685&type=3
Projects like this are always fun, but they are also fulfilling when you know that you’re doing them for something really good.
Thanks Jo and Shannon for helping make it happen (and helping me survive that day!)
Here’s the Florida Comics Experience post about it: http://www.florida-comics.com/archives/2549
ADDED NOTE: I am now -14 Gym Hours (counting today) – a full two weeks. I toyed with going yesterday, but I’d prefer to just get completely over being sick first. My blog, though, is 100% current.