iCelebrate. iRemember. iFight Back.
Do you know all the lines to both "Ghostbusters" movies? Do you know every detail about each of the Autobots? Do you know every incantation that was ever cast in the "Harry Potter" books? Do you know how many horror movies featured an appearance by Michael Myers? Do you know how many ships carried the name Enterprise? Do you know all the variations of "Sailor Moon", including "Sera Myu"? Do you know how many westerns John Wayne did? Do you know how many laps it takes to complete the Daytona 500? Do you know the Dewey decimal numbers for knitting?
We all have different reasons why we relay: we have had the scare ourself, are dealing with cancer right now, are survivors, have watched family members die and live with this disease, and have known many good people fall victim to cancer. Team GEEK was brought together because of our geeky ways, but we are united in the desire to see this disease obliterated. At least against cybertronic vampires you can train, learn and have a chance. We want to give cancer the same kind of whooping Buffy Summers would give the Apocalypse.
At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone's life. Please join our team or make a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!
Can you find our Ambassador?
Team GEEK has an ambassador - The Traveling Duckie! The Traveling Duckie was created as a way to reach out to the community at large about cancer. She will travel where people diagnosed with cancer, recovering from cancer treatments, or those helping care for someone affected with cancer may not be able to go. The 2011 Traveling Duckie was designed in the image of Nicholas Courtney's character on Doctor Who, The Brigadier. The Brig - as the 2011 Duckie is known as - was agreed upon after it was learned that Courtney died from cancer on February 22, 2011.
The 2012 Traveling Duckie was designed in the image of Elisabeth Sladen's character on Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah Duck Smith - as the 2012 Traveling Duckie is known as - was designed after Elisabeth Sladen passed away from complications due to cancer on April 19, 2011. She will travel from companion to companion, seeing as much of the world as she can before returning to Chicago for the Relay For Life on August 3, 2012. She has been seen around the Chicagoland area, has met such celebrities as Kai Owen and Charisma Carpenter, and is headed next for New York Comic Con, Hurricane Who, and Chicago TARDIS among other places.
You can follow The Traveling Duckie's adventures a variety of ways:
If you would like to make a donation to an individual team member, please click on their name within the Team Roster below.