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Wade Shaw, owner of Wade’s Comic Madness in Levittown, Pennsylvania, is looking for donations for an auction to benefit one of his customers.
“Our longtime customer and friend Mike Pacenski is going through a terrible situation, as his 6-month-old daughter Willa has been diagnosed with leukemia,” he said in an email to CBR. “To assist with their mounting bills, on May 3 we will be running silent auctions, raffling prize baskets and selling ‘Team Willa’ wristbands all day, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the family.”
May 3, of course, is Free Comic Book Day, which should bring plenty of traffic into the store.
“We are reaching out across the comic community to ask for donations of anything that we can include in the auctions or raffle baskets. Maybe you have some comics or graphic novels sitting around, a signed poster, a page of art — even an item that gets a few dollars means a few more dollars that will be donated to the family! As I mentioned, every penny that is raised will go to them.”