cMarket/BiddingForGood to Launch Celebrity Item Packed National Online Auction in Conjunction With the 44th Annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
In 2008, BiddingForGood raised an extra $580,000 for the MDA, bringing the total pledges and donations to the Telethon to a record-breaking $65 million. This was the first national auction for the Association. Included among the over 3,800 items donated and placed up for bid by celebrity Telethon performers and friends of the Association were tickets to a Broadway performance of “Grease” that included dinner with Ace Young who stared as Kenicki in the musical, a Grand Ole Opry VIP trip with country music star Tracy Lawrence, and a VIP Package to the 2009 Jerry Lewis Telethon. Other large scale items in the auction were in conjunction with Harley-Davidson’s 105th anniversary and included a custom Fender guitar, which fetched the highest bid at over $35,000. Overall, nearly 20,000 bids were placed.