On Thursday, I realized that I should ask a friend of mine who works at Saturday Night Live to pretty please try to ask Betty White to sign a bear for Project Teddy Bear. With all of the Betty White love in the world, surely that would raise a lot of money to fight breast cancer!
Knowing it was a long shot, I dropped him an email asking if there was any way, but, of course, not expecting anything.
When he emailed me back Saturday afternoon, starting his email with "Sorry I couldn't get the bear signed," I was disappointed but unsurprised. And then I kept reading...
He hadn't gotten a bear signed, but he *had* gotten one of my pink Everlast boxing gloves signed by Betty White. Along with ALL of the female cast members (current and returning) who were appearing on the show that night! Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Kristin Wiig, Nasim Pedrad, Jenny Slate, and Abby Elliott. (He had actually put things in motion earlier in the week, before he'd even gotten my email!) "How's that?" he asked.
How's that?? How about freaking *awesome*??? I was so excited!!
Here's something interesting... the most I've ever raised with an item signed by a female celebrity was $405 for the bear with Kathy Griffin's autograph. The most I've gotten for an item signed by a male celebrity was $1,525 for the bear with Viggo Mortenson's autograph (and a relatively close second of $1,225 for the bear with Gerard Butler's autograph). Shouldn't we close that gap a little??
You can check out the auction here. Please place a bid if you can... and please spread the word to everyone you know who you think might be interested!
All proceeds after fees go to support The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Please help us Knock Out Breast Cancer!