• The Zombie horde will be gathering again this year in Richland, WA for the 2nd Annual
Zombie Walk for Brain Cancer. The Chris Elliott Fund is excited to be a part of this somewhat
unconventional event for Brain Cancer, which CEF will be the primary recipient of the funds
raised at the walk. The group will be gathering on October 20th, 2012, at the John Dam Plaza
in Richland, WA. This year’s event will feature costume contests, a movie screening, and
professional make-up artists to bring out your very best zombie! Make up will be done before
the walk from 11am-3pm at the Adventures Underground. Donation checks can be made out to
CEF or Chris Elliott Fund and will be accepted at the event (no cash please).
Last year, an estimated 200 people showed up to the event, which surprised everyone including
the event organizers. This year’s event plans to be bigger and better than ever! Additions to this
year’s event include event sponsors, and the costume contest, “there is also a special surprise
planned for those who attend!” said event co-coordinators.
As the tagline suggests, event co-coordinators Oliver Posenauer and Danni Meyers hope
to “help take a bite out of brain cancer!” The idea for the event was born by Oliver Posenauer,
over a meal with friends remembering the passing of a close friend who had brain cancer, and
an urge to make a difference. According to Posenauer, “we were talking about walks for charity
in the Northwest, and it just clicked: a zombie walk. Zombies love brains. Have zombies walk for
brain cancer awareness!” Oliver also talks about the unique twist they’ve taken on your average
walk for charity: “nothing raises more questions (in a good way) than seeing 200 plus people
shambling down a main street in full zombie regalia holding signs for brain cancer awareness.”
Their ultimate goal is to raise awareness and money for brain cancer.
The decision to support CEF through the walk came after Posenauer got in touch with the family
of his friend taken by brain cancer, they suggested contributions be made to the Chris Elliott
Fund. Posenauer said “the Chris Elliott Fund did a lot for his family after their son’s diagnosis
with brain cancer, so I thought it fitting to try and give back.”
CEF is excited to once again be involved with this, although slightly unconventional, event.
Dellann admits “I had not previously considered the connection between brain cancer and
zombies but it makes a lot of sense, as long as it brings attention and awareness to this
disease. We’re very happy to be a part of the Zombie Walk for Brain Cancer and all that they’re
Full Details of the Event The Richland Zombie Walk:
WHO: This an all age’s event.
WHERE: John Dam Plaza in Richland (walk ends at the community center in Howard Amon
Park) Make-up will be done before the walk from 11am-3pm at the Adventures Underground.
–Attendees are encouraged to come in your best zombie or zombie survivor attire and help
raise awareness and money for brain cancer.
–To show your appreciation for putting this event together, the event coordinators encourage
all those to express their gratitude in lieu of a donation to the Chris Elliott Fund (checks only
–No cash can exchange hands on city property. Any cash brought in will be turned into a
cashiers check or money order and sent to the Chris Elliott Fund on behalf of the Zombie walk
and its supporters.
Check them out on social-media! And see some great photos from last years successful walk:
Event coordinators Oliver Posenauer can be reached at email@example.com and Danni
Meyers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.