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Star Wars Fans Launch Awareness Campaign during C2E2


During the recent Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at the McCormick Place in Chicago, all of the Star Wars’ groups – the 501st (Stormtroopers/bad guys), the Rebel Legion (X-Wing pilots/good guys), The Jedi Assembly,  and Sandtroopers.com (toys and collectibles) distributed information on vasculitis and collected over $700 in donations in support of the Vasculitis Foundation.

Photo: Command crew:  (l-r) Daniel Kritchevsky, Chris Spice and Ron Lanning

Chris wrote, We really have to mention Carol “Jedimom” Gilbert for being our inspiration behind this effort.  Her husband, Mark, has vasculitis so we know first hand how difficult it can be.  We also would have to thank our sponsors and affiliates for the donation of the prizes, we couldn’t get it done without them.” 



Photo:  l-r: Ronald Karow from The Jedi Assembly Orli Shoshan, actress who played Shaak Ti, and Carol Gilbert, longtime Vasculitis Foundation member.


Click here to read a review of the convention “Revenge of the Battle Station!”  and to view an extensive gallery of photos from C2E2!