Online bidding for the #CHUCK512 Cycling for Cancer Research Tour is now OPEN!
The online auction will run from June 19, 2012 starting at 11am and conclude June 21, 2012 at 3pm.
ABOUT THE AUCTION
The #CHUCK512 Cycling for Cancer Research Tour will be auctioning extraordinary items consisting of memorabilia, autographs, one-in-a-lifetime experiences, and more! Bidders participating online who are unable to attend the event can place an absentee-bid that will managed by an on-site staff member during the event.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
All bidding opportunities will conclude for the online/silent auction during the LIVE event at the Russian Lady in Hartford, CT on June 21 at 9:30pm. You will be notified if you had the highest bid.
DETAILS OF THE LIVE EVENT
WHERE: Russian Lady in downtown Hartford
WHEN: June 21, 2012 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
WHY: Chuck Steedman, XL Center General Manager, is embarking on a historical 512 mile bike ride that begins just south of Buffalo, NY and ends in Sturbridge, MA – just in time for his 10th consecutive Pan-Mass Challenge – an additional 192 miles on the bike. The Pan-Mass Challenge is the largest athletic fundraiser in the United States and last year alone raised $35 million for cancer research.
Chuck has personally raised over $100,000 during his 9 years riding in the PMC. This year, Chuck has set his fundraising goal at a remarkable $50,000. 100% of the net proceeds of the #CHUCK512 Cycling forCancer Research Tour will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
HOW: Cover for the event is $35, which covers open bar (beer & win), hors d’oeuvres and #CHUCK512 merchandise. It also gets you access to extraordinary raffle, silent, and live auction item. The event will be emceed by Renee DiNino from Clear Channel Community Access and will have live music by a special guest DJ.
TOGETHER, WE CAN ALL BEAT CANCER ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to fighting this insidious disease that has affected all of our lives.
Bid today in support of the #CHUCK512 Cycling for Cancer Research Tour!
ABOUT CHUCK STEEDMAN
After losing both of his parents to cancer within 6 months of one another in 2002, Chuck Steedman got actively involved in the fight against cancer. He began riding in the Pan Mass Challenge when he was 40 and will be celebrating his 10th consecutive PMC shortly after turning 50. Over the 9 years of riding, Chuck has personally raised over $100,000 from an amazing and ever-changing group of donors. Chuck has dedicated himself to supporting the mission of the PMC to celebrate the memory of those who have lost loved-ones to cancer and perhaps more importantly, to those who are battling the disease and who will be the direct beneficiaries of the research and treatment that PMC’s efforts support. Chuck Steedman previously served as the Vice President of the Boston Red Sox, the presenting sponsor of the Pan Mass Challenge since 2003.
ABOUT THE PAN MASS CHALLENGE
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The organization was founded in 1980 and has since raised $338 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC pioneered the athletic fundraising industry and is a model of fundraising efficiency. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. In 2011, the PMC generated 52 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and was Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. More than 230,000 individual contributions were made to last year’s fundraising campaign. In 2012, PMC cyclists will ride with the goal of raising $36 million for Dana-Farber. For more information, visit www.pmc.org.
For more information on the #CHUCK512 Cycling for Cancer Research Tour, visit XLCenter.com/CHUCK512 or follow Chuck on Twitter, @ChuckSteedman.
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One of the best things about participating is that you get when you give. All you have to do is bid! From great electronics gear to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this is the place to get in on all the auction action!