Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk continues to grow his efforts for cancer research. Since the 2007 story-line that climaxed with the death of his Lisa Moore character, a Lisa’s Legacy Fund was established for cancer education and research. Now a Lisa’s Legacy Walk is being organized to raise additional funds for clinic research and treatment.
The most he had ever hoped for, he said, was that “some little town in Ohio would do a race and I would do a T-shirt for it.” Sunday’s race will be a bit bigger than that. In fact, the first 400 people who register will receive a one-of-a-kind, long-sleeve T-shirt designed, in part, by Batiuk. To date, 250 people have registered. “It’s a thrill, so neat to see this character make a real-world contribution,” he said.