Capitol Records Nashville Sr. Director of New Media, Dawn Gates, is a firm believer in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission. As a nominee for their Nashville Woman of the Year, she has teamed up with a variety of artists, celebrities and award shows to host a Celebrity eBay Auction to raise funds for LLS. The initiative is just one of many fundraising efforts being made as she tries to personally raise $50,000 by the end of May.
Leading artists, television shows and hosts in the industry have donated personal experiences, meet-and-greets, studio experiences and more to help raise funds. Featured artists include Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, KISS, Peter Frampton, Blake Shelton, Amy Grant, Young Buck, Donny & Marie, Darius Rucker, Jennette McCurdy, Danny Gokey and many others. A full list of participants and experiences can be found by visiting www.ebay.com/allaccessforlls.
The celebrity auction is hosted in honor of a special young friend, Tanner Page (pictured above left with Gates), who was diagnosed in June 2009 at age 5 with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Tanner is currently undergoing chemotherapy maintenance treatments. The auction, managed by online auctioneer eBay, began April 19, 2011 and will end April 29, 2011.Specific experiences already live in the auction include a Keith Urban Tour Sneak Peak & Private Meeting, CMA Awards VIP Package, Nickelodeon iCarly set tour with Jennette McCurdy, Lady Antebellum Music Fest Experience, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Packages, Dierks Bentley Music Video Shoot Access, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) Guitar Lesson, Young Buck Studio Experience, Elena Grinenko “Dancing With The Stars” Private Lesson and much more.
Direct donation capabilities and more information about honored recipient Tanner Page can be found at www.allaccessforlls.com.
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