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Million Dollar Breast Cancer Fundraiser

A breast cancer fundraiser is auctioning a $5 million dollar jewel-encrusted statue of a golden eagle containing 18 pounds of gold to raise $1 million for breast cancer research.

Million dollar breast cancer fundraiser

The solid gold, jewel-encrusted Golden Eagle is similar to the famous “Maltese Falcon” of movie fame. The statue recently arrived at San Francisco’s John’s Grill for a special showing as part of a breast cancer charity fundraiser. John’s Grill was mentioned as a setting in Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 novel, “The Maltese Falcon.” One of the older restaurants in San Francisco, the restaurant maintains a room of historic memorabilia, including the falcon statue.

The one-of-a-kind statue dubbed the “Maltese Eagle” will be sold with a target price of $5 million dollars will be displayed at John’s Grill as part of a “Birds Of A Feather” benefit for the Friends of Faith, a breast cancer charity. The statue’s owner, Canadian philanthropist Ron Shore, plans to sell it and donate $1 million from the sale to a breast cancer charity.

The Maltese Eagle was created in an effort to raise money for breast cancer after Ron Shores’ sister-in-law passed away from breast cancer just two days after giving birth to her daughter. Shore is selling the Maltese Eagle for $5 million dollars with $1 million of the sale price being donated to the breast cancer charity of the buyers choice.

Check out this impressive million dollar breast cancer fundraiser:

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Obama Fundraiser By Dos Equis Pitchman

Just when you thought you had seen everything in this Presidential election campaign, an Obama fundraiser led by Dos Equis pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith, aka The Most Interesting Man In The World, is scheduled for next Tuesday in Vermont.

Obama fundraiser led by Dos Equis pitchman

Now I know that he did a commercial where his character talked a foriegn minister into changing policy over a friendly game of chess, but seriously, are we that hard up for political leadership that an ad pitchman is a major draw at a Presidential fundraiser?

The Obama campaign is promoting this fundraising event with this headline: “Please join Jonathan Goldsmith and the Obama Victory Fund for a reception with special guest Speaker of the House Shap Smith in Burlington.”

You can see the listing  here on the Obama campaign site:

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-September18Burlington

Gotta wonder what this world is coming to…its a big draw when paid pitchmen doing paid pitches for politicos.

 

 

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Most Popular Fundraising Event Idea

I have to say that the most popular new fundraising event idea in 2012 has been the Hunger Games fundraiser. I don’t know if its just the extreme popularity of the books and the movie, but I’m getting more questions about how to do this type of event than all the other ones combined. Using cheap cloth table runners for those types of events are perfect when they’re themed like those at Hunger Games.

Hunger Games fundraiser

It’s probably because, at its core, a Hunger Games style event is extremely adaptable to all the fundraising variables such as group size, age of participants, amount of funds needed, available space and number of volunteers.

According to this fundraising management consultant, schools are doing this one with an academic component. Teens love it because they can identify with the characters and make their own Hunger Games outfits. Adults enjoy it because its new and different. Organizers see a Hunger Games competition as easy to promote and get sponsorships from local businesses.

And most importantly, its a huge draw for the event itself because everyone gets to passionately root 0n their favorites in all the different phases of the competition.

Big crowds + fun events = Successful fundraiser!

To see for yourself how successful this could be for your group, read the full article on FundraiserHelp.com along with my tips on how to get publicity and all the different ways to monetize your event.

If you are looking for something new and different for your next fundraising event, then I’d definitely recommend doing a Hunger Games fundraiser.