World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will unveil some of the most exciting celebrity auction items to be auctioned online on BiddingForGood

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Friday, August 13, 2010, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will unveil some of the most exciting celebrity auction items to be auctioned online on BiddingForGood, the leading cause-related e-commerce platform connecting consumers and marketers to thousands of nonprofit auction events This special unveiling will take place at the WWE’s SummerSlam VIP Party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles and is expected to attract such celebrities as Jermaine Dupri, Buzz Aldrin, Giles Marini, Nancy O’Dell, David Archuleta, Jon Lovitz, Lou Ferrigno, BooBoo Stewart, Mark Long, Brandon Barash and Corey Reynolds.

In the third consecutive year of hosting the MDA online auction, BiddingForGood will be announcing that it has grossed over $100 Million in merchandise sales in support of schools and non-profits across the country. This $100 million milestone will take place just shortly after MDA auction closes. The last two MDA online auctions with BiddingForGood raised an extra $850,000 for the organization.

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“We are pleased that last year’s auction proved to be such a success, even in a down economy” says Jon Carson, CEO of BiddingForGood. Carson adds “The MDA auction is truly a prime example of how running an online auction in conjunction with a live fundraising event, can boost the amount of funds raised dramatically.We hope the MDA’s online auction will help make for another record breaking year.”

During last year’s two week online auction, held in conjunction with the 44th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, hundreds of items in an array of categories including celebrity memorabilia, travel excursions, electronics, and gift cards were up for auction. Some celebrity items included tours and lunches with stars as well as back stage concert passes and celebrity meet and greets.

A few of the highest bidding items from last year on BiddingForGood included a VIP package to the 2010 MDA Telethon, $10,050; a 2009 FLSTSB Softtail Cross Bones Harley-Davidson motorcycle, $15,050; a 2010 Honda Fit, $13,800; an autographed Roger Staubach and Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys photo, $3,867; tickets to see ventriloquist Terry Fator at The Mirage in Las Vegas and have a meet and greet with him, $2,949; and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event tickets and meet and greet with WWE Superstars and Divas, $2,525.

The Telethon in 2010 will highlight MDA’s cutting-edge scientific research seeking cures and treatments for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in MDA's program. Also in the spotlight will be the Association’s healthcare programs, which provide support groups, accessible summer camps, help with obtaining and repairing expensive medical equipment and more than 200 clinics around the country.

The auction will run from Sept. 1-16th and surrounds the Telethon to be broadcasted live from Las Vegas, on Sunday, Sept. 5th and Monday, Sept. 6th.

To check out the online auction to support this telethon, please visit http://www.biddingforgood.com/.

2009 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones Motorcycle Produced 43 bids and sold for $15,500 in 2009

2009 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones Motorcycle

Produced 43 bids and sold for $15,500 in 2009.

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