Sunday, June 01, 2008

American Cancer Society 2008 Fundraiser

Just like he did last year, R2 made the trip out to Corona, CA, to help with the Corona Police Department's annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The first stop however, was to Ace Hardware in Corona, where I met up with my "supplier." This is the closest store where I can find Rustoleum Metallic Purple paint. I invited the manager out to the Droidmobile so that he could see where all that purple paint went. And yes, R2LA builders, I picked up five extra cans in case you need some.



Meanwhile, back at the library hosting the event, the line was stretching around the building in anticipation of the door opening.



The big moment came - the fans were allowed in, and shortly thereafter, the characters made their entrance to cheers and music. Here is some (somewhat loud) video.





Fans of all ages lined up to make a donation to the American Cancer Society and get their picture taken with the Star Wars characters.





The fans just kept on coming, from noon to 4:00pm non-stop.



This girl was very excited to meet R2, and gave him a hug after the picture was taken.



Another good day for another good cause.



More pictures can be found here.

3 comments:

Army Scout said...

Great job Vic!!! Wish I could have made it :)

Chris

russellr2d2 said...

Hi Victor! What a neat event, and nice to see the video too.

Say I recently went to an Ace hardware, and they ordered the 3" caster wheels for me. Got them the next week, they called me when they arrived. Nice service is still available. Perhaps people can order the purple paint. I showed them a photo of Mikes casters with the bar code label.

Great Work!!!
Russell

russellr2d2 said...

Hi Victor! What a neat event, and nice to see the video too.

Say I recently went to an Ace hardware, and they ordered the 3" caster wheels for me. Got them the next week, they called me when they arrived. Nice service is still available. Perhaps people can order the purple paint. I showed them a photo of Mikes casters with the bar code label.

Great Work!!!
Russell