Christina Applegate Leads Charge In Auction Benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness
First Published: September 22, 2009 7:52 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
MERRIAM, Kan. -- Actors, musicians, and athletes have designed and autographed one-of-a-kind “I Love…” T-shirts to be auctioned off to benefit Christina Applegate’s foundation, Right Action for Women, in support of Lee National Denim Day on October 2, one of the largest single day fundraisers for breast cancer in the nation.
Celebrities who have lent their support include Fergie, Apl.de.ap and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas, the cast of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” Ashley Tisdale, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees, Jennifer Morrison, Carrie Ann Inaba, Gabrielle Union, Fran Drescher, Tiffani Thiessen, Tim Daly, Access Hollywood’s own Nancy O’Dell, and Melissa Gilbert.
The tees will be auctioned off on CharityFolks.com. Bidding began on September 21 and will end on October 2. Proceeds will benefit Right Action for Women.
“I’m overwhelmed by so many familiar faces who have designed a T-shirt to help Right Action for Women which is all about getting high-risk women screened appropriately for breast cancer,” Applegate said. “I’ve been honored to be this year’s Lee National Denim Day ambassador and this T-shirt embodies the spirit and power of the campaign.”
Applegate is currently serving as ambassador for Lee National Denim Day which benefits the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
The campaign encourages people to wear their jeans on Friday, Oct. 2, in exchange for a $5 donation to support crucial breast cancer research. People can sign up att denimday.com.
“Christina is such a powerful leader in the fight against breast cancer, it’s no surprise her peers are standing up to show their support for her and the fight to end this disease once and for all,” said Liz Cahill, VP of marketing and communications for Lee Jeans. “We’re thrilled to see the positive response and hope to see Americans follow her lead by joining us for Denim Day this October 2.”
As part of the fundraising campaign, the limited edition “I love life” T-shirt is available for purchase on denimday.com. Five dollars of every $19.99 purchase will benefit Right Action for Women.
Since its inception in 1996, Denim Day has raised more than $75 million to fight breast cancer.
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