Thursday, May 3, 2012

Brenda Novak's Charity Auction Is Live!

Brenda Novak's Annual Auction For The Cure of Diabetes is Live! 

There are amazing items up for grabs for readers, writers and everyone else! Books & arcs, meetings with authors, vacations, purses, conference fees, editor critiques - the list of things to bid on goes on and on! Not only can you win awesome stuff, but you're helping fund amazing research and the amount you pay might be tax deductible! (According to your state I believe.)

About the Auction From Brenda's Press Kit: 
Every year, for the month of May, New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author Brenda Novak runs an online auction for diabetes research. The auction takes a full year to plan and pull off, but it’s a labor of love—an effort to help all the people who, like her youngest son, suffer from diabetes. Her very first auction ran in 2005. It started small but has grown every year by leaps and bounds. 

Yearly totals to date: 
2005 - $34,982 
2006 - $62,705 
2007 - $141,700 
2008 - $252,300 
2009 - $270, 611 
2010 - $303,000 
2011 - $303,300 

The Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes Research is the biggest online event for diabetes research in the world. Each year, with the help of generous donors--which include some of the biggest and brightest stars in publishing, like Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry and Janet Evanovich--Brenda offers up over 2000 fabulous items, creating a shopper’s paradise. As a cumulative total, she’s raised $1,368,598. But the auction is more than your everyday charity gala. It’s a blast to participate in--a real community. They do drawings and give away prizes. Shoppers quickly become donors and donors quickly become shoppers. It’s an outstanding fundraising model! 

Here’s to making a difference... 

Go Forth And Bid! I'll be featuring some items I think rock in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for things you can't live without!

~ Cheeky Girl Sabrina 



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