Local Arlington, VA, independent bookstore hosts a celebration and fundraiser to benefit Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâ€™s Research.
Online PR News – 06-June-2012 – Arlington, VA – One More Page Books, an independent, neighborhood-oriented bookstore, is honored to host a fundraiser celebration for Team Cul de Sac, part of Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâ€™s Research, on Sunday, June 10th, from 5-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, founded Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) in honor of his close friend, cartoonist Richard Thompson, creator, illustrator and author of the popular comic strip "Cul de Sac," who was diagnosed with Parkinsonâ€™s disease in 2009. With Richardâ€™s support, TCDS has asked cartoonists across the country to draw their own version of the Cul de Sac characters. The artwork has been compiled into a special collection called "Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's."
Among the hundreds of participating cartoonists are Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes, Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury), The Washington Postâ€™s Nick Galifianakis, childrenâ€™s author Mo Willems, Stephen Pastis of Pearls Before Swine, Pulitzer Prize political cartoonist Pat Oliphant, Sergio Aragones of MAD and Groo Vs. Conan, Patrick McDonnell of Mutts, Gene Weingarten and David Clark of Barney & Clyde, Mason Mastroianni of B.C., Roger Langridge of The Muppet Show, Marvel's Thor: The Mighty Avenger and Fred the Clown, Shannon Gallant of G.I. Joe, The Washington Post cartoonist Michael Cavna), Dave Kellet of Sheldon and Drive, Steven Artley of Artleytoons, Barbara Dale and Steve Conley of Astounding Space Thrills and Bloop.
Many of the contributors will be at One More Pageâ€™s event on June 10th for book signings. Wine, light snacks and door prizes will also be offered at the event. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit Team Cul de Sac and Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF).
This event is sponsored in part by Small Press Expo (SPX), an organization promoting artists and publishers who produce independent comics. With each purchase, SPX will offer passes to its annual festival held September 15-16 in Bethesda, MD. More information about SPX can be found at www.spxpo.com.
"Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's" will be available for sale on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and the original artwork will be auctioned through Heritage Auctions. All funds will benefit Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
About Team Fox and The Michal J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâ€™s Research
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 speed the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's disease. MJFF is the worldâ€™s largest private funder of Parkinsonâ€™s research and pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinsonâ€™s patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers. More information can be found at the Foundationâ€™s website: www.michaeljfox.org.
About One More Page Books
One More Page is located at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, chocolates, greeting cards and featured art products by local artists. Operating hours are from 10 am â€“ 8 pm on Monday through Saturday and from 10 am â€“ 5 pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the storeâ€™s website, www.onemorepagebooks.com.