Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

Today my R2-D2 and I joined Paul Thompson and his R2-D1, and several members of the 501st and Rebel Legions to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House charities. The event was held in Manhattan Beach, CA, at the Marriott hotel.

We did photo ops, and each photo raised $5.00 for the charity.

They provided a break room for us upstairs. This was the room next to our break room. Although the sign says No Smoking, I have a feeling there was smoking going on in there.

After the photo-op session, there was a charity auction of donated items and memorabilia. About 100 people were in attendance.

One of the items up for auction: An autographed picture of Michael McMaster, along with a PEZ R2-D2!

This ended up going for... $130.00! (Paul dropped out of the bidding at $125. :) )

The event ended up raising thousands of dollars for this worthy charity, and everyone had a good time.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Make-A-Wish for Noah

Today R2 joined members of the 501st and Rebel Legions to help grant a wish to Noah, via Make-A-Wish.

R2 and I had met Noah back in May of 2008. It took me a few minutes to recall.

The characters were ensconced in a garage, for a surprise appearance for Noah and guests.

When everyone outside was ready, we opened the garage door and surprised all the guests!

Besides our appearance, Make-A-Wish also presented Noah with a new electric guitar and amplifier. Noah has grown quite a bit from that 2008 visit.

We hung around for a couple hours, posing for photos with Noah and the guests, before we wrapped up.

It was a nice visit, and I'm always happy to help Make-A-Wish whenever possible.