STAND UP TO CANCER EXTENDS ONLINE eBAY CHARITY AUCTION WITH ALL NEW ITEMS UP FOR BIDNew Auction Items Include The Simpsons Season 22 Premiere Party Experience, NASCAR Pit Crew Experience, Tickets to Dancing With The Stars Finale, The Price Is Right VIP Guest Seats & Memorabilia, and More!
September 16, 2010 – Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org) is extending its partnership with eBay Giving Works by offering additional incredible charity auction experience packages that will raise funds for innovative cancer research. The second wave of auction items will launch on September 16, 2010 at 7pm EST and come to a close September 21, 2010 at 7pm EST.
Bidders will find an array of exciting auction packages and items to bid on with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Stand Up To Cancer. To bid visit www.ebay.com/standuptocancer.
The additional new items launching today include:
• Experience the exciting ABC hit show, DANCING WITH THE STARS with two tickets to the finale.
• Receive four VIP passes to JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE which include access to the greenroom and tickets to the show.
• VIP guest seats to America’s favorite game show, THE PRICE IS RIGHT plus signed memorabilia.
• CSI NEW YORK cast autographed lab coat previously worn on the thrilling CBS hit drama.
• Become an HONORARY NASCAR PIT CREW MEMBER with the #29 Shell Pennzoil Team (Will be Budweiser Team in 2011)! Winner and a guest will get to meet driver Kevin Harvick, receive crew shirts, sit in the pits during the race, and meet Harvick’s teammates Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton. Auction experience will take place August 27, 2011 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
• Tickets to the 22nd season premiere party of the FOX hit show, THE SIMPSONS with an exclusive screening of the season premiere episode.
• See Gordon Ramsay in action with a VIP table for 4(four) at a taping of HELL’S KITCHEN.
• Attendance at an upcoming LIVE table read of THE CLEVELAND SHOW with a tour of the animation studio as well as a signed script.
The first wave of Stand Up To Cancer’s eBay Charity Auction items launched on September 7, 2010 at 7pm EST and comes to a close September 17, 2010 at 7pm EST. The charity auction lead into the second landmark Stand Up To Cancer One-Hour Event that was broadcast simultaneously across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and a host of cable channels on September 10, 2010. To date, more than $80 million has been pledged for cancer research in connection with the broadcast.
The featured items in the first wave of the Stand Up To Cancer eBay Charity Auction included two tickets to opening night of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, as well as tickets to the after party and a meet-and-greet with Bono, The Edge, and Julie Taymor; a day on the set of one of the most highly anticipated films, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn; a walk-on role on the new Spider-Man film, which includes a set visit and meet-and-greet with the stars of the film; taking to the sky with Sir Richard Branson as you christen a new Virgin destination; a rare 8ft replica of Marvel’s iconic Silver Surfer on his legendary surfboard striking a classic pose; having yourself written and drawn into a DC comic book or Mad Magazine issue; an incredible NBA Orlando Magic experience including a game of “horse” with NBA star Dwight Howard; sitting alongside MLB Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig in his private skybox for the 82nd MLB All-Star Game; a one of a kind opportunity to co-host a Fox Sports Radio show, two tickets to the Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, with a meet and greet with Pee-wee and signed memorabilia; two front row tickets to Western Metal Concert Series at PETCO PARK, San Diego to see Jewel and Colbie Caillat; two front row tickets to Western Metal Concert Series at PETCO PARK, San Diego to see John Legend and Macy Gray; Tickets to So You Think You Can Dance and a meet-and-greet with host Cat Deeley; and an Ultimate VIP Tony Hawk action-sports experience and meet-and-greet in Las Vegas at the Stand Up For Skateparks benefit.
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About the Stand Up To Cancer Initiative
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization – raises funds to hasten the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. In the fall of 2007, a group of women who have been profoundly affected by cancer began working together to marshal the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against it.
Stand Up To Cancer will return to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1.
The SU2C founding members include Laura Ziskin, executive producer of the Sept. 5, 2008 broadcast and the upcoming one, who is a cancer survivor; Sherry Lansing, chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Board of Directors and founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation; EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen; Katie Couric; EIF Senior Vice President Kathleen Lobb; Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz of the Robertson Schwartz Agency; nonprofit executive Ellen Ziffren; and Noreen Fraser, founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF) and a cancer survivor. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008.
Major League Baseball was the founding donor to contribute to Stand Up To Cancer. Other major SU2C supporters include Sidney Kimmel, the country’s largest individual supporter of cancer research; Amgen, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Wallis Annenberg & The Annenberg Foundation, Alliance for Global Good, Milken Family Foundation, Philips Electronics, Steve Tisch, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Comcast and many others. SU2C major media partners include AOL, Bonnier Corporation, Condé Nast Media Group, Costco Connections, eBay Inc., Facebook, Hearst Corporation, iTunes, MySpace, Rodale, Inc., Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart Living, Meredith Corporation, Time Inc., Twitter, VEVO and YouTube.