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:

Unique Fundraisers

Looking for some unique fundraising ideas?

Over the years, I’ve come across quite a few good ideas for unique fundraisers. You can find a lot of them being discussed in our forum and learn how to raise maximum funds with any of our fundraising event ideas.

Here’s a short list of unique fundraiser ideas:

  • Pig Rasslin
  • Cow Plop Bingo
  • Machine Gun Shoot
  • National Poetry Slam
  • Breast Impressions
  • Parrots Of The Caribbean
  • Climbing Mount Everest
  • Church Toilet Paper Sale
  • Outhouse Fundraiser
  • Hopefully, these ideas will get your creative juices flowing so you can come up with your own unique fundraising idea!

    For more tips on raising funds for your group, visit Fundraiser Help today!

    Penguin Pirates Blog Promo

    Just ran across a funny blog traffic promo that I just had to join!

    Besides the penguin pirates, there’s a growing list of blogs worth reading that a group of bloggers are sharing. I’ll be updating my list daily as the promo gets rolling.

    Meanwhile, here’s the penguin pirates and the list:

    101 Blogs Worth Reading (a work in progress…)

    Web Site Traffic Marketing Tips – It’s all about the traffic baby!

    Stay tuned for more blogs worth reading!

    Categorized as Nonprofit

    $64,000 Raised in Pants Fundraiser

    $54 Million Pants Star in Fundraiser for Couple Cleaned Out by Legal Fees

    A now-famous pair of pants was the star attraction at a fundraiser Tuesday meant to help pay the bills of a dry-cleaner couple caught in a legal stitch.

    The $54 million pants, as they’ve come to be known, were the subject of a widely mocked lawsuit that garnered international attention. Now, they have their own security guard.

    Groups advocating stricter guidelines for filing lawsuits and supporters of Jin Nam Chung and Soo Chung, the owners of Custom Cleaners, came from across the country to attend the cocktail fundraiser.

    On display were what the Chungs say are the pants that Roy Pearson brought in, were misplaced, and were later found. The guests had appetizers and cocktails, and under the stern gaze of the security guard, some posed for photos with the pants.

    The Chungs successfully defended themselves from the $54 million suit, which originally demanded $67 million, but they now owe about $100,000 in legal costs.

    The American Tort Reform Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform put on the fundraiser in hopes of defraying the Chungs’ costs. The fundraiser netted more than $64,000, with more pledges still coming in, organizers said.

    “Without your support, the Chungs could very well have gone bankrupt,” defense attorney Chris Manning told the crowd of about 150.

    The Chungs also made a rare appearance to thank their guests.

    The organizers said they also wanted to raise visibility for their mission to change tort law in the face of lawsuits that unfairly target small businesses.

    “Our motto is the spirit of free enterprise,” said Lisa Rickard, president of the Institute for Legal Reform. “The Chungs epitomize that in our perspective. They’ve really been living the American dream, and that all came to a halt with the filing of this lawsuit.”

    “It’s our hope to help them do a course correction and get back on track,” Rickard said.

    Manning said that if the court grants the Chungs’ motion for Pearson to pay their legal fees, proceeds from the fundraiser that exceed the family’s costs would be donated to charity.

    Stop Obsessing About PageRank

    This is a bit of a rant about how some webmasters get totally obsessed with the Google PageRank of their site and spend a ton of time trying to boost their PR instead of trying to provide better answers/solutions to their site visitors needs.

    So, it was kind of a nice surprise to run across Dean Hunt’s blog post, Just Say No To Page Rank. It’s a tongue-in-cheek poke at our PR obsessed brethren.

    Here’s a list of participating bloggers:


    Buzz Marketing Blog
    Young Entrepreneurs Blog
    No Nonsense Business Advice
    Sell your blog
    CS Developer
    Aplliance Journal
    Madkane Humor Blog
    Find New Leads
    UK SEO Directory
    Bikinifigur: Abnehmen ohne Hunger
    Bob Meets World
    BlueJar Webmasters Guide
    All Sux Dot Com
    The Next Post
    Tech Blog
    Reality Wired
    Tom Wilson Google Blog
    Price Filter
    a few loose screws
    Clickon Web Design
    Woody Maxim
    Crystals Quest
    What Simply Works
    Affiliate profit center
    Internet Marketing Blueprints
    Cash 4 blogging
    Hits USA
    Wendy Haney
    Sheterk Marketing
    How To Build a website blog
    The Block Party
    Ezinet Global Marketing
    Best Online Earning Strategies
    Online Security Authority
    Alternative Healing
    That’s what i’m talking about
    Web Urbanist Media and Art
    Fundraising Ideas
    Money Spinning
    Blogging at Flixya
    Blogging Tips
    He Said What
    Things That Are Fun
    Wii Contests
    Classic Rock News
    Elee Marketing Guide
    Viral and Buzz
    Azzfan - Make Extra Money
    Shadow Scope
    The App
    Travel Blog
    Your favorite blogger
    Master Resell Rights
    Entrepreneur Wannabe
    Adsense Track
    The Online Business Blog
    Net Frontier Marketing
    Jean Ghalo Blog
    Dott Com
    Design Creatology
    Affiliate Master Tools
    The Day of a Mum
    Homeschool Diva
    Conservatory TV
    Get Ahead in business
    Online eBiz
    Hin’s Photo Blog
    Hin’s Tech Blog
    Cynthia D. Wilson Speaks
    Gadget, Computer, and Electronic Blog
    General Health Topics
    Life on the road
    Paul Bradish
    Skimbac Lifestyle
    4 fab moms
    UC Web Host

    ***List Ends Here** – UPDATED DAILY *** Please update your lists

    Gotta love it!

    Categorized as Nonprofit