SCARE for a CURE Blog

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Braaiiinsss for Charity! Art Auction to Benefit SCARE for a CURE

Artist Rebecca Hicks has created an original zombie-themed painting which is offered on eBay, with all proceeds from the sale going to SCARE for a CURE. The painting is acrylic on 9x12" flat canvas. If you make the winning bid, every cent you bid will go to SCARE. Rebecca will even ship it to you for free. Please spread the word about this auction!

SCARE for a CURE is grateful to Rebecca Hicks for her generous donation.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's a GORGEOUS week for building a haunt!

Hey guys, SCARE is at a critical stage in its building phase and we need your help! Here's a note from Makeup Manager Robin McShaffry calling for all hands on deck!

Hello everyone,

I was just reading the weather report for this week and next and it's looking very, very nice for the next several days - 80s in the daytime and 50s at night. And clear!

This coming weekend will be the most important work weekend of the build (in my opinion) - since it's a good weather weekend and many, many projects are at a critical stage. The walls are almost all up, and several rooms are ready to be individualized.

If you have not spent a lot of time on the build yet this year and you're feeling guilty, clear the decks for Saturday and/or Sunday and plan to come out. If you let us know ahead of time that you are coming, we will have a better idea of what sort of project to assign you. I promise you won't be bored!

New to SCARE and don't know where to start? No problem - read the following post on how to get started as a volunteer:


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SCARE for a CURE Benefit Concert September 17th!

“Light & Shadow” Show at the Scoot Inn to Benefit SCARE for a CURE

On September 17, 2010 the Scoot Inn at 4th and Navasota will become a portal to two different worlds: one of Light, and one of Shadow. On the outside stage, the Light show will feature indie rock sounds from bands including Search for Signal, Something called Nothing and Fulton Read. On the indoor stage, groove to the Shadow show, presenting electronica rock bands Hearts Fail, Scorpio Rising, Lucid Dementia and more.

The concert features 11 acts who have donated their time to raise money for Austin nonprofit SCARE for a CURE. Each October, SCARE for a CURE builds Austin's only extreme, interactive haunted adventure, with every thrill and chill elicited for a good cause. Proceeds from SCARE ticket sales benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.

The theme of this year's haunt is H1Z1: Zombie Wasteland. And don't be surprised if you see some of the undead at the Scoot Inn on September 17th, hiding in the Shadow... or even the Light.

Drink-In-Hand Entertainment and Karma City Media Present
“Light & Shadow”

A Concert Benefiting SCARE for a CURE

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: Doors at 7:00, show from 7:30 pm to 2 am
Location: The Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street @ Navasota
Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $10
Age limit 18 years and up - photo ID required

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Casting Call for H1Z1: Zombie Wasteland

It’s that time again! We are building the CAST for this years haunted adventure, H1Z1: Zombie Wasteland. Mad Max meets Zombieland! In 3-D!

If you’re interested in a role, come on out to audition! There are two casting call dates to choose from; you only need to attend one:

Sunday September 12th, 5pm OR Sunday September 19th, 5pm
Galaxy Dance Studio, 1700 S. Lamar

For an idea of what roles are available this year check out the list below. As you can imagine, we need LOTS of zombies—tell your friends!

SCARE 2010 Roles

  • Bus/Van Drivers, Loaders, Unloaders
  • Crazy Cart Driver (Tech)
  • Crazy Nick
  • Cult Leader
  • Cultists
  • Entry Officials (military officers)
  • Exit Helper
  • Guards (barricade, parking, outpost, facility, hallway)
  • Lab Assistant
  • Lab Scientists
  • Merchandisers
  • Nick's Daughter
  • Outpost Guards
  • Outpost Mayor
  • Reception Committee
  • Resistance Fighters
  • Resistance Helper
  • Scouts (Senior, Regular, Rookie)
  • Sgt. Rico (military officer)
  • Tower Guard (Tech)
  • Zombies
  • Zombie Earl

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SCARE for a CURE Volunteer Incentive Program

The success of SCARE for a CURE wouldn't be possible without the contributions of our dedicated and tireless volunteers. Our volunteers bring new ideas and energy each year to everything we do; we couldn't do it without you!

As part of our Volunteer Recognition Program, SCARE for a CURE hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Party in November. We also have fun and informal teambuilding social gatherings, ranging from bowling to paintball.

This year we are introducing a new component to volunteer recognition -- the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP). This program is another way to say "THANKS!" to our volunteers for all your contributions.

Here's the scoop:

1st Day
  • Can buy work shirt at cost (pictured above)

10 Hours (2 work days)
  • Invitation to Volunteer Party
  • 1 Raffle Ticket (raffle at party)
  • Water Bottle (2nd day)
20 Hours
  • All 10 hour incentives
  • +2 (3 total) Raffle Tickets (raffle at party)
  • Event button
40 Hours
  • All 20 hour incentives
  • +2 (5 total) Raffle Tickets
  • 2 Dress Rehearsal Tickets
  • Event t-shirt at cost
80 Hours
  • All 40 hour incentives
  • Bandana w/SCARE logo
  • +2 (7 total) Raffle Tickets
100+ Hours
  • All 80 hour incentives
  • T-shirt
  • 10 total Raffle Tickets
  • Highlighted listing on SCARE Web site
To receive credit for your hours, don't forget to sign in and out of at SCARE for a CURE activities during the Build at the LAB or the BUNKER, and during run nights as well. You can also submit other SCARE related activities through the Volunteer Hours Tracking form. This information helps us track volunteer hours for our organization and your incentive!

Our Volunteer Incentive Program also recognizes those groups that volunteer together. We will feature volunteer groups on our web site as well. Check out our blog post "Opportunities for Volunteer Groups and Service Organizations" if you know an organization that would like to join our efforts as we raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas and other local charities.

Not a SCARE for a CURE volunteer yet but want to be? Read our blog post on how to get started.

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