Scare for a Cure Scares Up Cash
Local superhero cop and his Halloween activities raise $10,000 for cancer charities
By Richard Whittaker, 1:12PM, Wed. Nov. 14, 2007
While one Halloween-masked local has been taking goodies (see this morning's post about the Prosperity Bank robbery), others have been using their scary aspects for more noble purposes.
Charity haunted house attraction Scare for a Cure has raised more than $10,000 for good causes. Organized by Austin Police Department Detective Jarrett Crippen, aka the Defuser from the Sci Fi channel’s hit show Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, the money will go to local and national cancer-related charities.
That sum could be getting an additional boost from rival attraction Lord Vile’s Vault of Shadows. The two haunts were in a challenge to see who could attract more customers, and the APD-backed scare won with more than double the number of bodies through the door. All net proceeds will be split between the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Elks National Foundation.
The Defus … uhh, Crippen told Chronic that the haunt exceeded expectations and that it will definitely be back again next year.