Saturday, June 21, 2008

American Cancer Society 2008 Relay for Life

This afternoon R2 helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, in Fullerton, CA.



Lots of folks came by to take pictures with R2, and ask me about him.



R2 casts a good shadow. Does it look like it's over 100 degrees out? Because it was.



Lots of good guys and bad guys from the 501st, Rebel Legion, and Orange County Star Wars Society came out to support the cause.





R2 noticed that his former master was nearby.



The troops even did a lap around the track. Again, this was in 100+ degree heat, in full gear. R2 had to stay on the cart for most of the event, since he doesn't like to drive on grass or dirt.



All in all, yet another good day for yet another good cause.

5 comments:

DarthMoose74 said...

Love the Vid!

What keeps R2 from not being tipped over by someone on that little cart?

Victor Franco said...

Moose,

It turns out the cart is very stable, and it's almost as hard to tip R2 over on the cart as it would be if he were on the ground.

I can strap the axels on the outer feet to the cart if I need to. For more detail, see:

http://vfranco.blogspot.com/2007/11/finished-parade-platform-car-platform.html

-Victor

russellr2d2 said...

How did you (not to mention those storm troopers and DV ) stand that heat!!! It was awful this past weekend!

Great effort in the 100's degrees!

Victor Franco said...

Just thankful I was in civilian clothes and not wearing a costume of armor! :p

-Victor

Victor Franco said...

Back to the cart, I should also mention that the wooden platform is bolted to the cart with U-bolts:

http://vfranco.blogspot.com/2007/10/picked-up-dome-panels-finished-building.html

-Victor