The Great Fundraising Act

A few weeks ago, I received an email from the lovely Janetha about another blogger, Susan, who I learned was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The email was about an auction to raise money to help Susan out with her many medical costs. Within a few minutes, the healthy living and food blogging communities were involved/ Dozens of emails were exchanged, and we all set out to acquire auction items. Unfortunately none of the brands I reached out to responded. . . which makes me a little annoyed. As someone who does PR/ blogger outreach for part of my living, I would hope I would at least respond to such requests. But, that’s neither here nor there because the brands who did jump in to help are amazing.

Details about the auction, The Great Fundraising Act (which is tomorrow!) are below. Check it out, spread the word, and help a great blogger out! Many thanks to Janetha for all of her hard work coordinating/organizing/hosting the event, and even more well wishes to Susan!

The below is taken from Janetha’s site, where the auction will be kicking off on Monday.


The Great Fundraising Act starts on Monday at 8 AM EST.

I thought you would all like to get a good look at what you will be able to bid on!

These links are the actual pages where you will do the bidding. The comments are closed NOW, but they will be OPEN on auction day and you can bid right there on the page!

Bookmark any and all item pages that you are interested in bidding on for easy access come Monday!!

All bids start at $10 USD unless otherwise noted and go up in whole dollar increments (ie: no decimals). For more details regarding the auction, see the official rules below.

For a somewhat current list of bids on auction day, visit the home page. This list will be updated hourly. To get an exact amount of a current bid, click on the item and check the comments section.

Click on a category below to see listings.  There is a complete list of items below, too.

Complete List of Items:

(if you are too lazy to click through the categories above :)

Some items are listed twice if they fall into two categories.

Blogger Baked Goods:

Baskets & Bundles:

Food & Beverage:

Fitness Related:


Travel & Entertainment:

Beauty Products:

Clothing & Accessories:

Gift Cards/Certificates:

Kitchen Related:

For The Home:

Online Services:

Official Auction Rules, Logistics & Whatnot.

  • Auction Date & Time: Bidding opens Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8 AM EST and individual item closing times will be staggered throughout the day. MAKE NOTE OF EACH ITEM’S CLOSING TIME! It will be noted within each individual listing. The staggered closing times has been implemented to prevent a site crash!
  • Payment Methods: Paypal is the only method of payment accepted. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can pay through the Paypal donation page which allows you to use any major credit/debit card.
  • Starting Bids: Bidding on all items starts at $10 USD unless otherwise noted.
  • Bidding Increments: Bids go up in whole dollar increments. For example, you could bid $1 or $10 higher than the previous bidder, but not $1.50 higher.
  • Bidding Procedure: Bids are to be submitted via comment on item page. Click the category above OR on the sidebar to the right, OR click on the item from the home page. It is your responsibility to see what the current high bid is!! You must bid at least $1 above the current high bid. A valid name & email address are required when leaving a comment bid.
  • Winners: If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified within 24 hours of the auction ending. The notification will include payment instructions.
  • Making Payment: Winning bidders must make payment and send their mailing address to me within 72 hours of the auction ending. If payment is not made, winner forfeits item and the next highest bidder is awarded item. Once payment is made and shipping address is received, winning bidders will receive contact information of individual in charge of shipping their item.
  • Shipping Information: Items that require shipping will be shipped within one week of payment/submission of address (unless otherwise noted). SELLER will cover shipping costs!
  • Items That Don’t Require Shipping: If your item is an online service or online gift card, once payment for your item is received, you will get an email with all the information you need to retrieve your item.

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  1. Shannon’s avatar

    This is such a great event. Cancer has struck close to home several times recently and I have a better understanding of the toll the expenses take on the already emotional toll the disease has on those effected.


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