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    Wed, 11 May 2011 10:39:44

    Charitybuzz Launches Spring Auction With 2011 RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights - 105 "experiences" are up for auction

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    You can help support the Robert F. Kennedy Center's dream of worldwide human rights by bidding on "experience" auctions offered by the Center's partnership with Charitybuzz. More than 30 new celebrities have joined the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Spring Auction since it launched on April 26th at leading charity auction site charitybuzz, bringing the total to 105 once-in-a-lifetime experiences up for auction. Bidding is open through May 16th by going here.

    Pop culture icons including Jay Leno, Elton John, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum, Daniel Radcliffe, Lady Gaga, Betty White and many more have donated jaw-dropping experiences to raise funds for the 42-year-old organization dedicated to providing an ongoing base of support to human rights defenders around the world. Additional notable participants include: Donna Karan, Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Jenna Fischer, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Cohen, Ted Allen, Regis Philbin, Christie Brinkley, Giuliana Rancic, Paula Deen, Lauren Hutton, David Axelrod, Senator John Glenn, Patricia Fields, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Johnson, James Blunt, Martha Stewart, Martin Sheen, Jimmy Fallon, Queen Noor, Shepard Fairey, Tim Allen, Celine Dion, Simon Pearce, Tony Bennett, Robert Gibbs, Neil Gaiman, Bill Maher, Chelsea Handler, Ray Romano, Anderson Cooper, Bill O'Reilly and many more.

    "Bidders support the RFK Center's work on reconciliation in Darfur, advocating for children in Haiti, bringing an end to brutal oppression in Zimbabwe, and on behalf of Gulf Coast residents still reeling from Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster," said Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center. "This is an opportunity for donors to do good and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

    Auction highlights include:

    • Accompany Donna Karan and Ben Stiller on a humanitarian trip to Haiti
    • Enjoy a private cooking lesson with the queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen, in Savannah, GA
    • Meet Taylor Swift backstage at the concert of your choice with three friends and VIP seats
    • Meet Heidi Klum at the Project Runway season 9 finale fashion show at Lincoln Center in NYC
    • Meet Jenna Fischer on the set of The Office in Los Angeles and watch an episode being filmed
    • Spend the evening with Bravo's own Andy Cohen on the set of Watch What Happens Live in New York City
    • Enjoy a special tour of Jay Leno's car collection plus meet him backstage at The Tonight Show in Burbank, CA
    • Enjoy two tickets to the Christmas in Washington Concert for President and First Lady Obama
    • Meet Daniel Radcliffe backstage at Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    • Score two tickets to the exclusive Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party
    • Meet Samuel L. Jackson backstage at opening night of The Mountaintop on Broadway
    • Meet Betty White after a taping of Hot in Cleveland in Los Angeles
    • Score a walk-on role in the next installment of American Pie - American Reunion
    • Meet Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the set of HBO's Veep
    • Bring three friends for lunch and style advice with Tim Gunn
    • Score four tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and have your photo taken with Jimmy Fallon backstage
    • Meet Gwen Stefani backstage at a L.A.M.B fashion show in New York City
    • Hang out with Christie Brinkley backstage after a performance of Chicago on Broadway
    • Spend two nights in Frank Sinatra's lavish Palm Springs home
    • Meet Giuliana Rancic on the set of E! News in Los Angeles
    • Visit the Martha Stewart Show and meet Martha Stewart in New York City

    "Charitybuzz is thrilled to continue to support the RFK Center's vital work around the globe aiding courageous human rights defenders with our annual RFK Center Spring Auction," said Coppy Holzman, CEO and co-founder of charitybuzz. "The Center's high-profile supporters have once again donated coveted, incredible experiences for what we anticipate to be our best auction ever. We encourage our socially conscious community of bidders to visit often, as we will be adding unique experiences daily."

    This is the fifth annual spring auction in partnership with charitybuzz for the RFK Center. The organization's 2010 charitybuzz spring auction raised a record amount for vital human rights work. Support the RFK Center now by visiting http://www.charitybuzz.com/rfk, and bid to give.

    What experience will you be bidding on, if any? You should!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.11.11




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