This is definitely a “thon” made for fans. Chicago-based Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans are hosting their 7th Annual “Slay-A-Thon” Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit at Dave and Buster’s Gold Coast, Saturday, June 20, 2009, 11:30 AM – Midnight.
Unlike other events, which require exertion and detract from “Buffy” viewing time, “Buffy” fans can raise money for a damn good cause and do what they love: watch some of the best of the best episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”, while raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
Participants are not required to attend the entire event. Stay for the day or stop by for your favorite episodes. People who actively (or sedendarily) participate in the event get friends, family, and co-workers to “sponsor” them – just like with a walkathon, or other fundraising events of that type. All participant proceeds and sponsor dollars will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
According to the Slay-A-Thon website, the group has raised $67,000 and granted 13 wishes. For more information, you may contact this year’s organizers Jennifer Cohen and Kelly Creamer at the official Slay-A-Thon page: http://www.slayathon.org