In 2008-2009, I had cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma). I fought it and won. I'm still facing over $25,000 in debt from treatment and related costs
NEW COMICS PRIZE: I have received a poster to give away for a donation of $25. It is ALL STAR SUPERMAN signed by Frank Quitely. Donate $25, and include your name, and the hastag #posterquitely.
Eric James Stone's two Sci-Fi lit prizes are gone! Thank you to the donors!!
BATGIRL comics are gone!! Thank you to the four donors/winners! Check back soon for another prize. We're four weeks away from the end of the fundraiser!
NEW PRIZE: Smallville TV and Batgirl comics writer has donated four signed BATGIRL comics. The first four donors to contribute $20 or more and include their name and the hashtag #BATGIRL in the comments will get one of the four signed issues. Thanks, BQM! It means a lot! UPDATE: There are two issues left of the four! Thanks to the first two donors! SECOND UPDATE: Only one Batgirl issue remains!
Why we need this fundraiser: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/06/cancer-economics-idUSN0627669720110606 We have insurance, but our deductible was so high, and the monthly premium keeps going up. Plus, paying down the debt is nearly impossible.
Michelle's 30th was a good success! We're so grateful for the help everyone is giving us through this fundraiser. We're $18,000 away from our goal, and have six weeks to go until my birthday, the final day of the fundraiser. Thank you for continuing to share the fundraiser through Twitter, Facebook, etc. So gald to be moving forward!
MICHELLE'S 30th BIRTHDAY: It's Michelle's (Jake's wife) 30th birthday on Sunday the 29th. All she wants is to get out of the cancer hole. Please donate to the cause, and tell the world it's her birthday! :-)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP SO FAR!!
TMNT WINNER: Congrats Summer on winning the TMNT Prize, and THANK YOU for your donation! Keep checking this site for more prize announcements in the days/weeks to come!
NINJA TURTLES PRIZE: This week's prize is a TMNT poster that was exclusive to the New York Comic Con a few years ago. It is a montage of the 5 covers to prequel comics for the 2007 TMNT movie. It's SIGNED by Peter Laird and me (I wrote 2 of the comics its based on, and Peter co-created the TMNT...) To win, Be the first person to donate $50. Be sure to include your name and the hashtag TMNT in your comment to win. You can see what the poster looks like here: http://jakeboyslim.blogspot.com/2011/05/tmnt-cancer-fundraiser-prize.html
News Update: May 4, 2011: Give Forward will give $250 to the fundraiser that receives the most donations today. Spread the word! Share a dollar! Let's see how many we can get today!
News Update: May 2, 2011: NEW PRIZE: This week's prize is an autographed picture of Supergirl herself, Helen Slater (as she appeared in the the Supergirl movie). HOW TO WIN: The first person to make a donation of at least $20 and include "Supergirl" in your comment will win the prize! (You must include your name, too...) Good luck!
News Update: April 28, 2011: HELP US WIN AN EXTRA $750!! Give Forward, the good people hosting this fundraiser, are going to give an extra $750 to the fundraiser that raises the most money April 28-May 4. If you can donate, great! If you can spread the word to your friends, family, coworkers, colleagues, enemies, whatever, great too! We could really use that $750 towards our goal, so let's get the word out!
A special welcome if you're here because you saw news stories on various comics sites! The support of my industry has been overwhelming! Thank you for visiting, and for doing helping how you can. It ALL makes a huge a difference! Thank you!
News Update, April 25, 2011: FIRST WEEKLY PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT. This week's prize is a copy of DC Comics' "Supergirl #50" featuring a story cowritten by me along with SMALLVILLE and SUPERGIRL actress HELEN SLATER!! (Helen played Supergirl in the 1984 film.)
HOW TO WIN: The comic will go to the person who makes the highest donation between 12:01 AM mountain time April 25, 2011 and 11:59 PM mountain time on Saturday the 30th. Winners must post a comment that includes a #Supergirl hashtag, and include their name as the donor. In the event that their is more than one donor with the highest amount, the first donor to contribute that amount and include the required name and hasthag will be the winner.
So, spread the word to comic book fans, Supergirl fans, anyone you know who might be interested. And best of luck!
News Update, April 21, 2011: We're just about to 10% of our goal. I'm amazed! Thank you to everyone who has donated and spread the word! I'm pleased to announce today that we've received our FIRST PRIZE to award to a donor! It is a copy of "SUPERGIRL #50" published by DC Comics signed by me and my co-writer HELEN SLATER, who played Supergirl in the feature film of the same name. Details on how to win will be coming Monday, and the contest will run Monday-Saturday next week, but if you know a Supergirl or comics fan, let them know this prize is coming!
News Update, April 20, 2011: Awesome news! We're the GiveForward Staff Pick Fundraiser this week! http://blog.giveforward.com/staff-pick-fundraiser As always, thank you to everyone for donating and spreading the word.
News Update, April 19, 2011: We're now on Twitter! Follow us on twitter.com/jakescancerfund for prize announcements, goal updates, info about Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and more.
News Update, April 18, 2011: You can now reach this site through http://BlackFamilyCancerFund.com and http://BlackFamilyCancerFund.org. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Update, April 17, 2011: Over the next few weeks, we will be offering prizes to donors. Keep checking the top of this thread for the latest info on prizes and how to win them!
Raising funds to pay off the outstanding debt incurred during my fight with cancer, and the subsequent post-chemo treatments.