TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - Operation Herbie, a Toronto-based charity
dedicated to supplying children in need with life-saving surgery, has launched
their first-ever signed music and sports memorabilia online auction
(www.herbieauction.com) to raise money to help children around the world.
Herbie Rocks is the brainchild of Neil Sanderson, of the chart-topping
band Three Days Grace, and his wife Janin. As long-time Operation Herbie
supporters, Neil and Janin felt that the music community is global, just as is
the Operation Herbie patient community, and it is in a unique position to
engage the worldwide public to help. The couple decided to help launch an
online fundraiser to benefit Operation Herbie called "Herbie Rocks" to help
children get the life-saving surgery they need.
Herbie Rocks is an international online auction being held on eBay where
bidders have a unique and exciting opportunity to bid on a huge selection of
generously donated items ranging from signed items from celebrities such as
Canadian superstars Rush and Nickelback, as well from soccer superstar David
Beckham, to luxury items from HBC and Juicy Couture.
"While on our North American tour, we were pleased to see that other
musicians and sports heroes were happy to support our cause," stated Neil
Sanderson. "We were thrilled when David Beckham donated an autographed jersey
to kick off our efforts and were stunned when we continued to receive generous
donations from Wayne Gretzky, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Sidney
Crosby, Tiger Woods, Snoop Dogg and many others."
Sanderson added, "Once people heard about the great work that Operation
Herbie and The Hospital for Sick Children were doing for children around the
world, we had no shortage of people who wanted to contribute to the cause."
The Herbie Rocks online auction will run from March 6th to 16th, 2007.
With 100% of the proceeds from the auction going to support Operation Herbie
and its global mission to help children everywhere, this auction represents a
great opportunity for the public to contribute to a great cause.
The Herbie Fund, started in 1979, has helped over 500 children from over
88 countries come to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children for specialized
medical care that is not available in their home country. The number of
children the hospital is able to help depends entirely on the amount of money
donated to the Herbie Fund. For more information about Operation Herbie,
please visit www.operationherbie.com.
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