Press release:

Due to legal concerns regarding Rory Root’s estate Comic Relief cannot fund the memorial celebrations that are scheduled on June 21st.

The two events include a Root family-planned picnic to be held Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills from 11am-4pm and a Comic Relief staff-planned celebration at Comic Relief 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94530 from 7pm-12:30am

Check or money order will be accepted and can be mailed to:

Comic Relief
ATTN: RDR Memorial
2026 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Make checks out to:
Todd Martinez

All donations will fund both the day-time & evening gatherings, however, if you wish to specifically donate to one or the other please attach a note as to what event you would like the funds to be used for.

While no donation is necessary to attend either event any support would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions about donating email [email protected]

Complete information and a complete schedule of the planned events will be posted at: