Debbie writes:

Calling all Elves, Wizards, Rangers, and Hobbits: Do you have a great-looking LOTR costume & love wearing it?

The City of Hope is a cancer research and treatment hospital, and on SaturdayJune 4th they are throwing their large annual private party for their pediatric cancer patients and their families. Last year over 1500 people attended!

This year’s theme is “Hooray for Hollywood”, and the City of Hope is asking forpeople with great-looking LOTR costumes to appear at the event to the delight and amazement of these little kids. I was told that there will be many costumed folks there representing films from many genres and eras, but that this group of kids is particularly crazy about LOTR. (shows excellent taste, sez I.)

Although the exact location hasn’t been announced yet, I was told it will be in the general area of Burbank, California. Costumer check-in is 9AM, and the event lasts from 10AM-2PM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to volunteers.

The City of Hope asks that all volunteers undergo a background check well in advance of the event. I am compiling a list of volunteers and each person is asked to submit:

their full legal name
their date of birth: m/d/yr
and their California Driver’s License number.

You also need to state the character you will be costumed as, and list any weapons the costume requires. My deadline to turn in this list of volunteers is Friday April 15th (tax day!)

So, if this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, please contact me by e-mail and give me your info, and I’ll add you to the list. I’ll keep volunteers updated with any new information as it is received.