When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
As another week comes to a close, it’s time for another edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, the weekly series that provides geeky readers with a myriad of ways to get more involved in and give back to their community. In this week’s installment, we return to the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels, as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival. NBCF offers free, innovative programs that other organizations aren’t providing to women facing breast cancer. These programs include the National Mammography Program, Beyond the Shock, Early Detection Plan, and Breast Health Awareness.
There are many ways that you can support those affected by breast cancer by assisting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, so that it may provide mammograms, education, and support services to women in need. For those interested in lending financial support or donating their time to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, please the official website to learn more about how you can get involved.
In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this worthwhile organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both the NBCF and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, “Comics can make saving the world look easy.” By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world, one comic book at a time.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.