CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- uBid.com, the go-to online marketplace, is teaming up with handbag designer Patricia Nash and various celebrities in the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With an estimated 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone, uBid.com, along with Nash and participating celebrities hope to show solidarity with all women impacted by breast cancer and encourage others to do the same. Throughout October, Patricia Nash Designs will be auctioning off 17 celebrity-signed Barcellona Saddle Bags on uBid.com with the winning auction bid benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).
Every Monday, beginning on October 1st, uBid.com will feature several auctions, offering people a chance to get a piece of their favorite celebrity's style and feel good doing it. As a bonus, each handbag will include celebrity's handbag "must haves" – items they don't leave home without such as Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Laura Mercier Hand Cream, Smashbox Gloss in Candid, Burt's Bees Eye Cream and Goodie Ouchless Hair Ties. Celebrities who have signed handbags include January Jones, Liv Tyler, Giuliana Rancic, Leann Rimes, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Hudgens, Elizabeth Hurley, Maria Menounos, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jessica Lowndes, Jennie Garth, Brittany Snow, Garcelle Beauvais, Alison Sweeney, Tori Spelling, Ali Landry, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Patricia Nash. Auctions will start at $100, with bid increments of $10.
"We're thrilled about teaming with Patricia Nash Designs and the opportunity to benefit breast cancer research and prevention awareness," stated Scott Koerner, president and CEO of uBid Holdings, Inc. "It's humbling to think how nearly everyone has a family member or friend that's been affected by this disease; it's essential that we support the work of organizations like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to bring an end to breast cancer once and for all."
Currently, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. BCRF is an organization dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer and committed to helping find a cure in our lifetime. They offer essential funding for groundbreaking research at leading medical centers around the world, in addition to supporting initiatives that educate the public on maintaining good breast health.
Visit uBid.com for the Auction Schedule, to bid on these stylish, unique handbags and to show your support in the fight against breast cancer.
uBid.com launched in 1997 and has since remained the go-to online marketplace offering new, overstock, closeout and recertified products within the technology industry, as well as 25 additional categories, including Collectibles, Fine Art, Jewelry, Home and Garden, Travel and more. About six million members use uBid to find discounted items from brand name manufacturers and other certified professional sellers. Specializing in offering substantial deals on some of the coolest technology and electronics in the market, uBid's lasting partnerships with some of the top product manufacturers during the last 15 years ensures that all items are of the highest quality. Recently re-launched with new ownership, uBid remains one of the lowest priced auction sites offering auction listings, fixed-price options, and Deals from its sister site, RedTag.com. For more information about uBid, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uBid.Redtag, on Twitter at @uBidDeals, and at www.uBid.com
About Patricia Nash Designs
The quintessential embodiment of style, form and function, Nash's casual-chic accessories are made of 100% leather sourced from Italy, and pay homage to Old World craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing. The coveted collections are inspired by Nash's extensive, international travels, and are at once timeless and contemporary.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993,is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF will award $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.