Monday, October 18, 2010

Dining With The Stars

If you eat, have friends, and an interest in a good cause, this may be of interest:

On October 15 - October 29, join the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House online right here for the exclusive Dining With The Stars Online Auction, where you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine with one of Philadelphia’s stars.

If you successfully outbid your competitors, you and nine of your guests will find yourselves face to face with your favorite local celebrity over a meal provided by one the area’s most celebrated restaurants or caterers.

All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. The First House That Love Built provides a home away from home for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving care at local Philadelphia hospitals. We also run the Ronald McDonald Camp in the Poconos for oncology patients and their siblings as well as two Family Rooms in the Oncology and Cardiac Centers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide respite space for families away from the bedside.

There are a handful of politicos in the mix -- Gov. Ed Rendell, Philly Mayor Michael Nutter, and former Philly DA Lynne Abraham. Sports fans will find a number of athletes in the auction. Plus, there are some media folks, for example Michael Smerconish and Larry Kane. Alas, as of this evening, only one politico (Mayor Nutter) is in the top ten bids. I know it is the final few weeks of a political season but if you have maxed out on donations to your favorite candidate, think about making a bid on this project.

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