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
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
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