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It's been a long, hard road, but I'm pleased to say my wife raised over $11,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the 9 short weeks she had!

I'm so very proud of her and so hopeful that this money will be used to find a cure for all blood cancers.

That said, it's not quite over yet.  We have until 1:00 PM Pacific time to continue to raise money online.  If any of you have an extra $5 (more is obviously welcome too, lol) please consider donating through this website: .

If you are interested in attending the Grand Finale event tomorrow and live in Los Angeles, where there will be both a silent and live auction (and an open bar!), please follow me below the fold.  Thank you all for your support.

Here are the details for the Grand Finale event:

Buy Tickets here - be sure to select my wife, Aimee Mercer, in the dropdown box so that she gets credit for the ticket sale.

Friday April 3rd, 6:30pm-10:00pm


The California Science Center's Annenberg Building

Exposition Park
39th Street & Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Tickets are $150
Tables $1500

Small Plates and Hors d'oeuvres and open bar

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Program and Live Auction

Man and Woman of the Year Winners
will be announced at the close of the evening

All the candidates were to find auction items for the silent and live auctions.  The money raised on each item will go towards the candidate's total amount.  My wife got some pretty awesome items:

Live Auction Items (valued at or over $2000):

  • Catered party for 10 by a local celebrity chef
  • NYC Off-Broadway package - 2 Roundtrip tickets on Jet Blue from LA-NYC, 2 night stay at the W hotel in Manhattan, 2 tickets to the off-broadway show Fuerzabruta - which is amazing!

Silent Auction Items:

  • KISS 4K DESTROYER ED #1 - Worlds Largest Comic Book signed by memebers of KISS, along with other comic books from Platinum Studios
  • Dodger 4 Pack - VIP Tickets to Dodgers game along with field access during batting practice and the chance to meet a player or coach
  • 4 Jimmy Kimmel Live VIP tickets with Green Room access and Bobby Valentino concert tickets and Meet 'N Greet
  • Legendary Pictures gift bag with 2 Dark Knight posters autographed by Chris Nolan, a Watchmen comic book novel autographed by Zach Snyder, "300" book autographed by Zach Snyder, 2 baseball caps, 2 mugs, 2 hoodies, 4 shirts, 5 Blu-Ray DVDs
  • Comedy Juice table for ten and $50 food/beverage credit at the Hollywood Improv
  • Loius XIII Cognac tasting party for 10
  • Christie Lodge in Beaver Creek - a week stay in July
  • Alcohol basket , $100 gift card to Barney's Beanery and a Barney's Beanery t-shirt, $50 food/beverage credit to Busby's, $50 gift card to Baby Blues BBQ Venice
  • Small Bedhead hair care basket paired with the S Factor hair care basket
  • Acqua Resort and Spa getaway and large Bed Head basket

Originally posted to Captain Doug on Thu Apr 02, 2009 at 09:42 AM PDT.

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