The Houston Zombie Walk (video)

Columnist and TV Host Carter Lee takes a closer look at the third annual charitable event The Halfway to Halloween Pub Crawl. Photo: Jack Moore

HOUSTON, April 26, 2013 —The non-profit organization The Houston Zombie Walk, founded in 2010 by Darren Tompkins, hosts events year round to support abused children and animals.  The charities that will benefit from the Zombie Walks this year are Houston Children’s Charity, Houston Humane Society, and Dove Key Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation.

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During zombie walks, participants dress up in zombie costumes and participate in an event – or just walk – while in zombie character. 

The Houston Zombie Walk hosts four major events a year, including pub-crawls, concerts and eating challenges, to raise money for charity.

Tomorrow, at 5:00 PM in Downtown Houston, TX, the Houston Zombie Walk will hold their third annual Halfway to Halloween Pub Crawl; tickets are $10.00 to walk, and one hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the aforementioned charities. Carter’s Bombshells, Vera, and Darren have all teamed together, to make this and all of their future events even bigger by spreading awareness and raising money for these worthy causes.

The idea of a zombie walk and early Halloween crawl is a brilliant addition to fundraising. Pub crawls are always popular, and the zombie genre is on fire right now thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and the continuous cult following for zombie movies like Return of the Living Dead. Not only will tomorrow’s pub crawl benefit many charities, but it will also be entertaining, a bonding experience for the participants, and sure to bring a lot of joy and fun for everyone involved.

Unlike other charities that host one major event a year, the Houston Zombie Walk holds four major events a year and a cornucopia of other festivities year-round. This reporter recently got to speak with Darren Tompkins, along with my co-host Larissa Dali, on the humorous panel show, The Fever. The main takeaway was that Darren is a giver, a true philanthropist, working his day job to support the Houston Zombie Walk and the many causes they sponsor.

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For those in the Houston area, come on out tomorrow and wear your favorite Halloween costume or dress like a zombie, enjoy meeting new friends, drink great brew, turn spectators heads, and all in the name of charity.

To show support for charities that care for abused children and animals, do more than verbally support the causes. Get involved in the charity of your choice, by making a donation, volunteer, or participate in an event. Your support makes a difference both by raising money and by raising awareness. 

Remember, one person can make a difference, but a team united together with focus on a common cause, can make a huge impact.

Carter Lee is the author of When Jonathan Cried For Me, host of Carter Lee Presents the Fever, COO of, a coach, and manager of Carter’s Bombshells. To learn more about Carter or to see all of his projects visit Carter Lee’s Fan Page.

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I am the author of, When Jonathan Cried for Me, a story of struggle and redemption. I was once diagnosed with PTSD and depression because of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a pedophile. I have spent the last four years of my life transforming myself from a broken person, into one with complete inner peace and no signs of those afflictions.

For most of my life, my only dream was to be in the sports entertainment industry, which I accomplished in my twenties by becoming a licensed professional wrestler, promoter and booker. After years in that industry – and many injuries later! – I realized that this was no longer my dream. I ventured into stage acting, stand-up comedy, and promoted bands in the local music scenes.

After years of trying to find my niche in life, I discovered my meaning in life, my purpose; I had an epiphany of what I was supposed to do. I started Innovative Social Dynamics LLC. Through my business I educate, inspire and challenge others to obtain positive transformation through the knowledge of the mind, science, and innovative philosophy. The tool for transformation and personal greatness exists inside of everyone. You can read more about me, my business and my book at


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