Saturday, June 16, 2007

American Cancer Society Charity Event

Today was my R2's first real charity event. (The City of Hope event a couple of weeks ago featured Mike's R2.) The Corona Police Department hosted a picture taking event with many Star Wars characters, including R2.

At least 500 people, probably many hundred more, stood in line to get their pictures taken. I believe there was a $5.00 charge for pictures, with all the proceeds going to ACS.

The Star Wars characters were out in force.

As for me, this will probably be the easiest event I'll ever work. All I had to do was sit down on a chair in an air conditioned room at the Corona Public Library, and occasionally have R2 turn his dome, move a little, and beep. A far cry from standing for four hours in the hot sun.

The kids loved the characters, especially R2. Most of the kids posed next to R2. The event lasted from 12:00pm-5:00pm, and it could have kept going if it didn't have a scheduled end time.

1 comment:

Chris said...

awesome dude. glad it went well.