Navigation Links
Kendall-Jackson Hosts Five-Month, Online Charity Auction Featuring Collectibles From Champion Thoroughbred
Date:7/6/2009

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a five-month-long charity auction that will take place on its web site (www.kj.com) and will feature items, donated by winery owner and co-founder Jess Jackson, that are related to Rachel Alexandra's already-historic thoroughbred racing season. A new item and new auction will be introduced every month through November.

Each successive week's item will be more valuable -- culminating in a Super Lot in November. All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Bidders can now go to www.kj.com where they can place their bids on:

  • The First Auction Item: Halter worn by Rachel Alexandra prior to her Preakness Stakes victory workouts.

Each month a new item of sports collectible memorabilia from Rachel Alexandra's historic campaign-in-progress will be introduced on this auction page. Each item, of progressively escalating value, will have a "blind reserve" bid amount -- that amount is guaranteed by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke to be the least amount donated to the charity -- even if bidding is below that amount and the item is not sold. All funds raised will go to the V Foundation.

The final, Grand Item will be auctioned in November. The cumulative total of all auction proceeds will be presented to the V Foundation after Rachel Alexandra's last race of the season, or no later than November 30, 2009.

As bids are taken and recorded, a real-time moving graph will illustrate where the price stands at any given moment. In addition, a cumulative running total of money raised to date will be featured on the Kendall-Jackson web site home page.

Every month, the winning bidders will posted and announced to the press (unless they decline being identified). Though 100% of each auction purchase will go the V Foundation for Cancer Research, a nonprofit organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, purchases of auction items are not tax-deductible.

"This is a rare opportunity for us to use the notoriety of this amazing athlete, her appeal to both men and women, to raise money to fight a disease that steals from us all," said Jackson.

Rachel Alexandra, purchased by Jackson ten days before the Preakness Stakes, became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, beating a field of world-class colts, including Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. She has since become a symbol -- especially to young girls -- of the ability of talent to compete across genders.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. Since that time V Foundation has raised more than $80 million and has awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Kendall-Jackson Winery
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts Workshop On Weighing Treatment Options For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
2. SIV infection of natural hosts provides new insights into HIV disease complexity
3. International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Hosts 15th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, September 26-30, 2007
4. Metropolitan Hosts Informational Meetings in Nassau County
5. AMICAS Hosts Complimentary DRA Education Session Featuring Timothy Trysla
6. MJGC Hosts Traditional Atonement Services
7. Abbott Hosts Conference Call for Third-Quarter Earnings
8. Y-ME Illinois Hosts the First-Ever BIG Night Out - Indulgence for a Cause
9. Super Jake Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Heroes Bash on Nov. 3 to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research
10. Something Wicked! This Way Comes: Elvira Hosts Halloween Fashion Show and Fundraiser Benefiting AIDS Healthcare Foundation
11. American Psychiatric Foundation Hosts a Benefit for New Orleans Mental Health Organizations as a Part of the Institute for Psychiatric Services Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... There is no better place in South Florida ... report in the May issue of Consumer Reports focused on heart health. , ... achieved during and after coronary bypass and aortic valve replacement procedures. , Consumer ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... the continuation of its strategic partnership with and platinum sponsorship of Global Spine ... the safe and effective management of complex spine deformity cases, particularly in children. ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... LG CNS ... Own Device (BYOD) capabilities at Telehealth 2.0, the American Telemedicine Association’s national conference. ... pairs medical devices with a pre-programmed tablet in a remarkably easy-to-use kit for ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... DC (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... The ... recognized during ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 — the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, on ... Santana Telehealth Project for using telemedicine to improve the lives of the poor and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... As part of the nationwide Days of Remembrance effort led by the United ... persecution, Center for Medicine after the Holocaust (CMATH) announced that it will ... and Poland next week. , The Fourth Biennial CMATH Champions Trip to Germany and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... Solentim, the developer of instrumentation for ... a major new product line called the VIPS™ ... has been developed for automatically seeding single cells ... of the process to generate clonally-derived cell lines. ... reliable solution when compared to traditional single cell ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017  Vivify Health, the pioneer and ... been awarded a very significant patent for the advancement ... continual care via digital health.  This landmark patent provides ... and further secures Vivify,s position as the leader in ... was the first company to apply consumer mobile devices, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  RXi Pharmaceuticals ... innovative therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs, ... from the Company,s consumer product development program, based ... the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) 76 th ... advance and promote the sciences relevant to skin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: