In the aftermath of the horrific events that took place on July 20th, there are a few bright lights of hope as friends and families of the victims begin to respond to the shooting. One such example is the upcoming “Aurora Rise” benefit event. All C’s Collectibles, a comic shop in Aurora, Colorado, was a shop frequented by several of the victims of the attack, and as such they are going to be putting on a benefit event to raise money for the victims and their families.
Helmed by Jason Farnsworth, manager of All C’s, he writes on the official Facebook page:
As the sole comic and collectible store in Aurora we have been directly impacted by the tragic event on July 20th, as several of our customers, friends, employees, and families were involved in the tragedy.
The mission of Aurora Rise is simple – we are going to do everything in our power to assist and aid the victims and victim’s families.
Our customers, their families and friends are dedicated, hard working people, and as such we’re going to support them by organizing the Aurora Rise: Benefit Event here at our store, All C’s Collectibles, within the coming weeks.
The two-day event will include creator appearances and signings from the likes of Matt Fraction, Steve Niles and Tim Daniel, as well as a silent auction with items donated by Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics. The event itself is a wonderful example of fans of the medium and those effected by the tragedy banding together, and if you happen to be in the Colorado area (or if you like traveling) now’s the perfect time to help and show your support.