Spider-Man and John Romita Jr. unite to save child

Tue, January 22nd, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Two-year old Jordan Atherton, the niece of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and INCREDIBLE

HULK artist John Romita, Jr., was diagnosed just after Thanksgiving with

Medulloblastoma, a cancer which occurs in the brain and spinal column. A

golf-ball-sized tumor was removed from Jordan, but she still faces months of

chemotherapy and other treatments to eliminate the remaining cancer cells

from throughout her spinal column. Jordan's baby brother is due in May and

will be born during the time of her most aggressive treatments.

In an effort to raise money to help save the infant, John's wife Kathy is

organizing the "Saving Baby Jordan" Fundraiser, which will feature live and

silent auctions, as well as appearances by John, Cy Young Award winners

Randy Jones and Jack McDowell -- and even Spider-Man himself!

WHAT: "Saving Baby Jordan" Fundraiser

WHEN: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Wednesday, January 23rd

WHERE: The Rancho Bernardo Inn


17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive


Rancho Bernardo, CA


858-675-8500

COST: $25.00 per person, ($15.00 ages 4 - 12, Free for 3 and under)


Includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.


A no-host bar will be available.

ITEMS: Lear jet trip to Lake Tahoe, Hawaii condo, golf packages, San Diego Padre skybox tickets, sports memorabilia, Spider-Man original artwork & signed comics, and much more!

For more information, please contact Kathy Romita (ph: 858-449-6612 or

858-350-6755).

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