WoW-a-thon Fundraiser
Posted on May 24th, 2011 by Grim

Many of you have heard the story, so I’ll keep it brief for those who haven’t. Jay Sturrock was recently diagnosed with cancer. Lots of people deal with that news every single day, and it sucks. But Jay is not “lots of people” to me.

He’s one of my staffers at Dragon*Con and most of you have at least run into him at the convention.
He has been like a brother to me for the past 20 years.
He has a wife and 6 children to whom he has dedicated everything he has.
He is one of the last of a dying breed in this world, a Good Man.

But I’m not asking for your help for any of those reasons. I’m asking for your help because this is a rare opportunity. As many of you know, I’m an avid video gamer. Some might say a little “too avid”. I want to put that habit/hobby to good use.

We’re doing a 24-hour “WoW-a-thon” at Battle & Brew in Marietta on July 9th, starting at 8:00. Money collected at the door will go to help Jay take care of his medical bills. Even though “they got it all” when he had surgery, his medical bills are going to be staggering. He needs our help.

All you have to do to help is show up.

If you would like to pledge a small amount for the WoW-a-thon (think of it like the old March of Dimes “Walk-a-thons” but with World of Warcraft instead of actual physical exercise), that would be great. If you’d like to make a donation but cannot attend, that would be great too.

I’ll be posting more information here as things build up to the big event, but I’d like to start by thanking Sean and Greg at Battle & Brew for agreeing to host this event.