Buy groceries, help Hero artists!

BOOM! Studios and the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative have partnered with four Southwest grocery chains for a partnership to benefit comic creators in need. Ralphs, Food4Less, Cala Foods and Bell Markets will make a donation to The Hero Initiative every time someone shops at their stores with one of their rewards cards as part of their "Community Contributions" program.

Full details below:

Monday, September 27, 2010 - Mark Waid and The Hero Initiative want comic fans to rise up and be a hero! If you live in California, Nevada, Illinois, and Indiana, sign up your Ralphs, Food4Less, Cala Foods or Bell Markets rewards card with the “Community Contributions” program and the next time you shop using your rewards card you'll be helping comic book creators in need of emergency medical aid, financial support, and other necessities. It's never been easier to be a hero!

As part of the “Community Contributions” program, Ralphs, Food4Less, Cala Foods and Bell Markets will make a donation to The Hero Initiative every time you shop with your rewards card. Not only are you saving money but you're saving lives.

Here's how you too can become a hero!:

1) Log onto your www.ralphs.com and sign into your rewards account. If you don't have a Ralphs.com account sign up, it's free and it saves you cash!

2) After signing in, click on the following link: https://customer.ralphs.com/ManageCommunityRewardsStep1.aspxor if that doesn't work try the second link blow:https://customer.ralphs.com/ManageCommunityRewardsStep3.aspx

3) Fill out the information form including The Hero Initiative NPO# and corporate name:NPO#: 80680Corporate Name: A Commitment To Our Roots.

4) Start shopping!If you've already signed up but it's been more than a year, sign up again! Every Sept 1st “Community Contributions” are reset which means if you're not sure your purchasing power is helping The Hero Initiative, now's the time to find out!

So tell your family, friends, comic shop acquaintances, Mark Waid is looking for heroes! Sign up those rewards cards and shop at your local Ralphs, Food4Less, Cala Foods and/or Bell Markets to help The Hero Initiative and uphold a tradition of generosity towards comic creators in need of medical, financial, and moral support.

To find your local Ralphs use the Ralphs Store Locator(http://services.ralphs.com/StoreLocator/StoreLocatorAdvanced.aspx)

To find your local Food4Less use the Food4Less Store Locator(http://services.food4less.com/StoreLocator/StoreLocatorAdvanced.aspx)

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