Andrew Bogut's autographed draft cap and autographed draft jersey are auction items.
July 6, 2005
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NEW YORK, - Continuing an effort that has raised over $2 million for breast health awareness, the WNBA is announcing the sixth annual Breast Health Auction on WNBA.com, with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Komen Foundation is one of the nation's largest private funding sources for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The WNBA Breast Health Auction will run July 5 through July 19 with new items added throughout.
The WNBA.com auction features a variety of unique WNBA items, including games of H.O.R.S.E. with WNBA stars including the Seattle Storm's Sue Bird. This year's auction also features autographed items from the top five 2005 WNBA Draft selections Janel McCarville (Charlotte Sting), Tan White (Indiana Fever), Sandora Irvin (Phoenix Mercury), Kendra Wecker (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Sancho Lyttle (Houston Comets) along with items from the top five 2005 NBA Draft selections Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee), Marvin Williams (Atlanta), Deron Williams (Utah), Chris Paul (New Orleans) and Raymond Felton (Charlotte).
"Through this auction, in-arena awareness nights and other events throughout the season, the WNBA and its players are bringing attention to this important cause and raising funds that are needed for research and education efforts," said Kathy Behrens Senior Vice President NBA Community and Player Programs.
WNBA.com auction items include:
The WNBA Breast Health Awareness program focuses on generating awareness and educating women about breast cancer in addition to raising funds for the initiative. For the third year, the WNBA is proud to have the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as a partner and beneficiary of the program.
About the Komen Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, the Foundation fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised more than $740 million for the fight against breast cancer. For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundation's Web site at www.komen.org or call the Foundation's National Toll Free Breast Care Helpline at 1-800 I'M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273).