5K for the Hero Initiative!

$240 of $350 goal

Raised by 11 people in 8 days
David Leib
for Hero Initiative
 NEW MILFORD, CT
I'm running a 5K this June for the Hero Initivative, the organization that helps comic book creators in need, because everyone deserves a Golden Age! 

Hello everybody, your friend Dave here. You may recall that last year I ran my first 5K race and took that opportunity to raise money for the Hero Initiatve, a great organization that assists comic book creators in need. Not only did I have a great time challenging myself with my first 5K, I was also able to raise $330 for a great cause thanks to your generosity. 

Well, I've decided to run another 5K this June and (with your help) I'm hoping to raise even MORE money for Hero Initiative. 

That's great, Dave! What the heck is the Hero Initiative?
I'm glad you asked. Everyone knows Batman, Superman, Daredevil, the X-Men. . . but what about the folks who wrote and drew those stories, and who developed those characters that have become pop culture icons? Many of them worked (and many still do) as freelancers, living paycheck to paycheck, earning a per page rate, with no royalties, ownership stake or benefits. When they become ill and cannot work or face financial hardship there is no safety net. That's where the Hero Initiative comes in. 


Founded by publishers and professionals in 2000, the Hero Initiative is the only Federally chartered non-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic creators in need. They've provided funds for medical aid, financial assistance for life expenses like rent and utilities and even helped one artist rebuild his studio after it was destroyed by a tornado. And they have provided creators with an avenue back into paying work within the comics industry.

I have been a fan of comic books and comic book art my whole life and I'm proud to support an organization that helps those who have given me so much enjoyment over the years. Last year I beat my findraising goal and with your help I'll beat my goal again this year. Please consider donating if you can and feel free to share this link on social media. 

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

https://www.heroinitiative.org
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Update 2
Posted by David Leib
2 days ago
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I'm at 57% of my fundraising goal and the race isn't until June! I am knocked out by the support of all who have donated and shared. . . now I just have to get my sneaks on and run again, I haven't been able to for the past four days. Thank you again to all who have donated, spread the word, and offered your support. Any donation you can give helps a great organization.
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Update 1
Posted by David Leib
5 days ago
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I'm only three days in, I'm at 40% of my goal, and the only people I have to thank are you. Thank you for donating, thank you for sharing the link on Facebook, and thank you for your words of encouragement. In addition to raising more money than I did last year I'm also hoping to beat my run time from last years 5K; for my first race and considering I didn't prepare as well as I should have I finished in 36:27, which I don't think is too bad. This year, however, I'd like to beat that and with enough preparation I should be able to. Wish me luck and thank you again for your support of the Hero Initiative!
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$240 of $350 goal

Raised by 11 people in 8 days
Created April 17, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Hero Initiative
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CL
$15
Cara Leheny
2 days ago
PL
$25
Paul Leib
2 days ago
SL
$25
Stewart and Patty Leib
3 days ago

Good luck, Dave!

TF
$20
Tony and Debi Fitzgerald
5 days ago
RD
$15
Renee Doyon
5 days ago
RD
$25
Rachel Dickinson
5 days ago

Enjoy the run!

GH
$25
Greg Higgins
7 days ago

always happy to help a friend

EG
$40
Elizabeth Goerg
7 days ago

Great job Dave

MB
$25
Michael Buksa
7 days ago

For our daughter Peyton. Our hero everyday.

PC
$20
Pat Callanan
8 days ago
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