Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research
Unfortunately, an estimated 148,040 people will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2012. Whether it be blood-based, or any other form, cancer has and will touch many of us. Since its founding in 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested more than $814 million in research to study the cause (and to find a cure) for hematologic cancers, in the hopes that blood cancer research may act as a gateway to curing cancers of all types.
The Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?s Man & Woman Of The Year Campaign, recently launched the ?2012 Venture Capital Master?s Lunch Series,? an auction that gives anyone and everyone an opportunity to win private meetings with some of Silicon Valley?s top venture capitalists and startup founders ? with all proceeds going towards LLS and cancer research.
The VC/Founder?s Auction has become an annual event, and Campaign Manager Christina Resasco tells us that this is the third year the event has been held, with past events including names like Tim Draper, who in 2010 sold for $30,000. All proceeds go to LLS? blood cancer research, with bidding being listed through eBay Giving Words. (Find the auction on eBay here.)
Bidding for this year?s auction opened last Tuesday, and will continue through Thursday the 19th. The first lunch being auctioned is with the SV Angel team, including co-founder David Lee, and partners Kevin Carter, Topher Conway, and Robert Pollack. As you may know, SV Angel has collectively advised scores of top entrepreneurs, from Larry Page and Sergey Brin to Jack Dorsey, and invested in companies like Twitter, Square, Dropbox, and Airbnb.
For this particular auction, there are five available seats, with bidding to start at $100 and a reserve price of $5,000 (meaning Motion To Dismiss Cancer doesn?t have to sell the item if bidding does not exceed this price.) The well-known ?Buy Now? eBay price is set at $10,000.
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