I finally got the dates for the CHKD radiothon. We will be participating in the "Point Change Bandit" program. Last year due to lack of lead time, we were only able to raise $300. We are hoping with more than a week to put it together this year, that we can top that. I am planning to show up at the hospital with a group of people and money on Saturday December 12. This will be one week after the Richmond Christmas Parade, but will ba a little more "participant friendly" because: 1 We meet at 10 AM in the parking garage to suit up. 2 It will be indoors, so it should be warmer. 3 We go inside once everyone is suited up. Star Wars costume characters are requested, but absolutely not required for participation. As a matter of fact, I request that a few people show up in regular clothes, so we can cover all 3 types of fans. I have extended invites to Freedom Base, Garrison Tyranus, and the Carolina Garrison. I will also be inviting the local Feddies and Klingons to join us (and maybe a few of our friends from businesses that are supporting our efforts in this cause). Right now the event involves showing up and donating money, but I am trying to get costumed visits with some kids set up. I'll keep everyone posted, and in early November try to get a handle on who all is coming from all of the groups.