May 6, 2017 was the SIXTH MKE Cosplay 5k to happen since 2014! This was a pretty exciting achievement for the event, as it has gone on solidly twice a year for THREE YEARS now! The participants have made a difference to SEVEN different non-profits in the Milwaukee area, and run/walked in six different parts of Milwaukee – downtown, Bay View, Riverwest, Wauwatosa, Sherman Park, and now, Walker’s Point.
We had a beautiful day for the run/walk – sunny and cool. This time we were benefiting the folks at CORE El Centro, which is only a block away from our start/finish at Anodyne Coffee. CORE El Centro provides wholistic health services to people of income levels, and teach a variety of skills to improve peoples’ lives. I was quite happy that two staff members from CORE were able to attend the event; they were quite impressed, as this was their first exposure to “cosplay.”
There were some great costumes, many donations, and a whole lot of fun!
Nancy Aycock, Linda Catterson, and Dan Wilson were all nice enough to make some photos of the event – see their efforts HERE and HERE. Below are a few of the snaps that Nancy and I made, and a few pics from Lost World of Wonders (where I went afterwards to celebrate National Free ComicBook Day)! 🙂