Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ellen Barkin auctioning off 2 million of estranged hubby-Ron Perelman's luxurious Jewelry!!!

Actress Ellen Barkin is selling over $2 million worth of diamonds and emeralds to billionaire estranged husband Ron Perelman gave her.

Barkin is auctioning off the treasure trove of necklaces and rings for charity to rid herself of any reminder of the marriage.

The 52-year-old, who reportedly walked away from the marriage with a $20 million divorce settlement, will put her jewelry up for auction at Christie's in London on October 10.

She told Vogue Magazine , "As exquisite as the collection is, they're just not memories I want to wear out every day. For other people, they're pieces of jewelry -- for me, they have history.
"I'll take a break from the jewelled trophy-wife look."

If any reader knows the Charity...let us know....I feel like Page six with this blog...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Australian Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Auctions a day with them for Cystic Fibrosis!!!

a more unusual auction story.....The Comanchero Motorcycle Club is auctioning off a day in the life of a biker, including a visit to the infamous site of a shootout with a rival gang that left six people dead. The group has advertised in on the Ebay.au site for a chance to spend eight hours with three from the gang visiting the site of one of the country's bloodiest biker wars- the 1984 Milperra Massacre.six bikers from two gangs were killed in 1984.

The auction has a reserve price of 2,000 Australian dollars (US$1,500), and the club has pledged to donate half the final bid to the cystic fibrosis unit of The Children's Hospital at Westmead as one of the members daughters is stricken with CF.

With 2 days left there were no bids- here is the link to this highly unusual auction.

BJ's launches impressive 2006 Charity Online Auction !!!

Interested in Autographed Sports Memorabilia, Vacation Packages, Electronics and Diamond Jewelry? Check out BJ's 2006 Charity Championship online auction. BJ's is a giving company, and BJ's Charitable Foundation earlier this year gave a $150,000 grant for funding the outdoor playground at Children's Hospital Boston. Hosting this online auction for BJ's is cMarket, though BJ's is handling all communications for the auction with their millions of customers.

For additional information - check out http://bjs.cmarket.com

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Matthew McConaughey's 1971 Corvette Convertible auction to benefit Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network's Hurricane Rita and Katrina Fund

Once again Oprah's Angel Network is the recipient of an auction poised to generate interest and $$$$. Hollywood Movie Celebrity Matthew McConaughey's is auctioning his 1971 Corvette Convertible thru ebay to benefit Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network. This 10 day auction ends on July 27, and as of today with 7 days left the bidding is up to $42,800 with over 34 bids so far.

Matthew McConaughey will donate 100% of the proceeds from this auction to Oprah's Angel Network's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts. Oprah's Angel Network is dedicated to inspiring people to make a difference in the lives of others. It grants awards to organizations and operate projects in under-served communities that provide educational initiatives as well as assist people in fulfilling basic human needs and regaining dignity. To learn more, visit oprahsangelnetwork.org.

To view the auction and the history of this most beautiful Corvette- http://digbig.com/4mbbm

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sexiest Woman Jessica Biel to help raise funds for Denver Teen

Esquire Magazine's sexiest Woman, Jessica Biel is allowing a date with her to be auctioned to benefit Molly Bloom, who lost her leg in a prom night limousine accident on May 13 of this year. Ms Beil has recorded an audio appeal available on her web site to entice would-be bidders.

The event dubbed "Mollypalooza" to help Molly Bloom's family with medical expenses is scheduled for Tuesday at the Rock Island Club, organizers told The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. The News described the date as a lunch date.

For additional information on this worthy fundraiser to pay for Medical Expenses for Molly, go to: http://www.jessebiel.com/html/news.php or http://www.mollypalooza.net/ or better yet- this link- http://www.dosomethingthatmatters.com/

Monday, July 03, 2006

Newsweeks - 15 People who Make America Great Highlight Target Corp.

May I take a moment to reflect on Newsweeks Current issue.....I am not a man to cry in public- but as I was reading this issue- while bicycling at the 24 hour fitness on Sunday- the tears flowed - as I was enthralled by the Cover Story, 15 People who make America Great to the point of tears.....reading about all the giving that goes so unnoticed day after day, week after week by so many in this world.

I must single out Target Corporation for their work with local, national and international causes- They are there in a time of need- and quite frankly, reading about how they handle themselves- makes me want to support them more than ever. But giving starts at the grass roots level. When I was a kid, I went around on Halloween at President Gardens in Kansas City, MO with my Orange UNICEF Can asking for change- not understanding fully the lesson my mom wanted to teach me of helping needy children.

To all the givers out there thank you....and to Annie- thanks for creating this web site. Knowing you...and to the masses that visit the site on a weekly basis- thank-you too....the best is yet to come..

Have a great Independence Day

Link to Newsweek article http://digbig.com/4krwm