Auction is Live on eBay Celebrity Monday, January 23rd Through Thursday, February 2nd
LOS ANGELES, CA – Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens has donated the Candie’s Couture dress she wore at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for a public charity auction on eBay to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The silk georgette size-two gown, frosted with silver baby sequins, designed exclusively for Hudgens, will go live Monday, January 23rd at 4PM PT/7PM ET through Thursday, February 2 at 4PM PT/7PM ET at ebay.com/vanessahudgens.
“I am proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and all the incredible work they do,” said Hudgens. “Cancer touches all of our lives in some way and I am honored to donate this gorgeous Candie’s Couture gown to help to raise funds and awareness for this important initiative.”
Hudgens, a strong SU2C supporter, participated in the star-studded “Change the Odds” PSA and was part of the 2010 Stand Up To Cancer telecast. Photos from the event can be found on her official website http://vanessahudgensofficial.com/news/stand-up-to-cancer-event/.
“We are very grateful to Vanessa and eBay for their ongoing support,” said Stand Up to Cancer co-founder and Entertainment Industry Foundation CEO Lisa Paulsen. “This generous donation and exciting auction helps further our mission to fund innovative life-saving research.”
This is Hudgen’s first auction through eBay Celebrity, a unique eBay shopping destination that auctions off celebrity-donated merchandise and memorabilia, benefiting charitable causes.
Other eBay celebrity participants include: Christina Aguilera, Jeff Bridges, Michael Cooper, Robert Duvall, Jimmie Johnson, Wladimir Klitschko, Sienna Miller, Hayden Panettiere, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, Tarina Tarantino, and Joe Walsh.
About Vanessa Hudgens
Best known for her role in Disney’s High School Musical films, Vanessa Hudgens began her career in the world of musical theatre at an early age starring in productions of Evita, Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man and Cinderella. These projects gave her the opportunity to showcase her singing and acting skills. The recognition Hudgens received quickly brought her to the screen. She made her feature film debut in Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen starring Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. Soon thereafter, she co-starred in the action-adventure film Thunderbirds and was a recurring guest star on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. It was Hudgens’ role in the Disney sensations High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, that garnered her much praise and attention. She followed up her High School Musical hits by starring in the films Bandslam and Gimmie Shelter. Hudgens can be seen in the soon-to-be-released Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The busy actress also devotes time to her singing career. Hudgens released her debut solo album in 2006 entitled V and toured with the Cheetah Girls. Then in 2008 she released her second album with Hollywood Records called Identified. In 2011, Hudgens was named an official Candie’s spokesperson.
Hudgens has recently created an official interactive website with her latest projects and to stay connected with fans (www.vanessahudgensofficial.com) and regularly posts news and updates to her personal Facebook profile (www.facebook.com/VanessaHudgens).
About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)—a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization—raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C facilitates collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes through which SU2C’s grantees are selected. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C generates awareness and builds grassroots support for this new approach to ending cancer.
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