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

dders 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.


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