Remember Aurora is Reaching Out to 'The Dark Knight Rises' Fans
by Alex Billington
August 20, 2012
It was only one month ago that a gunman entered a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado and terrorized an unsuspecting audience, killing 12 and leaving many injured. It was an incredibly sad, tragic, and unforgettable day, but the community of Aurora has come together to work through it, stronger than before. A good friend of the site, designer Mark Rantal, has partnered with local organizations to create RememberAurora.com, in collaboration with Denver Comic-Con, made for fans of The Dark Knight to be a community that will remember the victims of this senseless massacre, and to help and heal.
"For the movie-lovers who weren't in that theater, to remember and help the ones who were," is their key message. The site - RememberAurora.com - reaches out to fans of the Batman films to share messages of comfort and healing on a connected Facebook page, donate to victims by purchasing memorial wristbands and t-shirts, and participate in "Remember Aurora Weekend" from August 24th to 26th in Colorado, a weekend-long series of fundraising benefits and events featuring world famous artists. By remembering those who were lost and those who sacrificed their own safety so that others were unharmed, we honor the men and women whose heroism is far greater that of the fictional hero they had gathered that night to see.
If you're interested in supporting the Aurora community, helping, or just finding out more about Remember Aurora, check out the site or follow them on twitter @remember2heal or on facebook. "We will remember."