Comic book and television writer Jake Black beat cancer a few years ago but has yet to defeat his staggering $25,000 medical bills. Read on to see how you can help.
Black co-wrote a story with Supergirl herself, Helen Slater, in the big #50 aniversary issue last year. He’s also written for Ben 10: Alien Force, Chaotic and did the episode “The Knights of Tomorrow” for Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Black also wrote the documentary, ”Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton.” which was featured on both the Smallville Season 7 and Superman/Batman: Apocolypse DVDs.
The writer is using GiveForward.com, a fundraising website, to collect the funds he and his family desperately need. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in 2008 and so far has raised just under $4,000 of his $25,000 goal to pay off his medical expenses from treatment. The fundraising will continue through July 12, 2011, his birthday.
To urge folks on, Black is also doing weekly prize giveaways to some of the people who donate. This week the prize is a copy of the Supergirl anniversary issue.
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.
Make your donation here.