May 27, 2014
Joe Sutliff was an early contributor toTeam Cul de Sac , that was formed in 2010. Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, is leading the Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) fundraising effort in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the Cul de Sac comic strip. Richard has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
So far they have raised over 120K for the Michael J Fox Foundation.
Thier next fundraiser is June 20th at Heroescon in Charlotte, NC. Cartoonists will be sketching on coasters which will be immediately auctioned off. An auction of larger art pieces will also take place depending on what is donated.
With Richard’s support, in 2012 TCDS asked cartoonists across the country to draw his characters so the artwork that was compiled into a fundraising book and the artworkwas auctioned to raise additional money. Hundreds of cartoonists responded and sent artwork that was compiled in a book published by Andrews McMeel. You can buy it at most bookstores. The book has cartoons from many of Richard’s personal friends including Stephen Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Sergio Aragones (Mad, Groo), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Pat Oliphant (Pulitzer Prize political cartoonist), Dave Kellet (Sheldon, Drive), Gene Weingarten and David Clark (Barney & Clyde), Mason Mastroianni (B.C.), Roger Langridge (Muppet Show comic book, Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown), Shannon Gallant (G.I.Joe), Michael Cavna (Washington Post), Steven Artley (Artleytoons), Barbara Dale and Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills, Bloop) and even Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame. Many other fantastic cartoonists contributed, space doesn’t permit us to list them all, but we appreciate everyone’s contributions.
Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease - a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease.
About Team Fox:
Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson’s disease.
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You can also buy some merchandise at http://www.zazzle.com/team+cul+de+sac+gifts