On March 20th GeekGirlCon will be participating in the Big Climb; this event is the largest fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Washington/Alaska Chapter. On this magnanimous day volunteers will climb/run up the Columbia Center which just so happens to be the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 flights of stairs, 788 feet of vertical elevation, and a magnificent view once the top is reached. There is a metaphor here!
GeekGirlCon is getting involved in the Big Climb because the event is inspiring, big in heart, and crucial in its purpose. All proceeds go directly towards LLS’ mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Additionally, funds are used to educate, advocate, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This is an amazing way to support those who are fighting blood cancers while making people think about their own health as some face a big physical challenge that is small in comparison to those who struggle with cancer.
Right now we are asking people to donate online whatever they can afford to give, if even it is 10 dollars. If times are tough, we of course understand, and please feel free to let others know about this event. Visit our GeekGirlCon Big Climb team page to donate. Just click on either the red Make a Gift, or Donate, link.
February is Women in Horror Recognition Month. Ladies in Canada, Uk, and the US are coming together to showcase female fearlessness, skill, involvement, and power in the horror genre through film festivals, conventions, parties, charity auctions, and web-based interviews. WiH also organizes blood drives! What better way to celebrate women splattering blood than to voluntarily have blood taken!
For more bloody details check out womeninhorrormonth.com
GeekGirlCon is encouraging Geeks to bleed for a month. We will soon be posting our donation date, but until then please don’t wait to let the blood flow. Blood banks are the lowest they have been in a decade and we must share what we have to give.
After you have donated, post on the Geeks Bleed this Month for Women in Horror (WiH) Facebook page your pictures, video, donor card, or whatever proof you have, and we will enter you in a drawing for fabulous prizes. The drawing will be held at the end of the month, and we will contact you via Facebook.
-You want to feel healthy and weigh at least 110 pounds.
– Be at least 17 years of age.
You can’t donate if:
-You have traveled outside of the US and Canada within the last 6months. Some countries are okay; the concern is malaria. They will ask you some questions.
– You have been tattooed in the last 6 months.
– You have seen a dentist within the last 3 days or received a Flu shot in the last 2 days.
GeekGirlCon is having a benefit concert at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard and you are invited! There will be FIVE acts including: • Jonny Nero Action Hero
• Altin Jimbiz (http://altinjimbiz.com/)
• DJ Princess Sparklepony
• Channa Masala
You can get in for just $7 OR $6 with a donation of 2 non-perishable food items for the Ballard Food Bank! (Cash only at the door)