NBA/WNBA Breast Health Auction Running Through December 9
The NBA.com auction features a variety of unique and desirable NBA and WNBA items including:
Bid on a signed Dwayne Wade ball starting today.|
"Through this auction, the NBA, WNBA and its players are bringing attention to this important cause, raising funds that are needed for research and education efforts and proving once again that there are so many ways to show they care," said Kathy Behrens Senior Vice President NBA Community and Player Programs.
NBA Cares are the leagues' global community outreach initiative that addresses important social issues with an emphasis on programs that support education, youth and family development and health-related causes. Over the next five years, the NBA, WNBA, players and teams will raise and contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 100 places where kids can learn and play.
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 CureŽ 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 AWAREŽ (1-800-462-9273).