Auction for a Cure

It’s Officially Auction Time!!!

I joined Team in Training last May to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and ran my first marathon, the Nike Women’s Marathon on October 16th.  It was such an amazingly fulfilling experience, I became more than dedicated to the cause and to all the wonderful people and honorees I met along the way. Not wanting to quit, I have decided to train for another marathon with TNT and will be running in the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon on June 3rd. In order to run my second 26.2, I have pledged to raise $2250 for the cause and train six days a week from now until the race in order to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

I reached out to several sports companies asking (pretty please) for product donations and as a result of their amazing generosity, I am holding my first Auction for a Cure benefiting LLS!  By participating, you will be supporting a great cause and improving patients’ lives.

Following are the items up for bid, just be sure to check out the Rules and Logistics before bidding, thank you for the support, and GOOD LUCK!

  • Each item has a minimum starting bid of $20.
  • All bidders must email running4thereason@hotmail.com to place an official bid (bids left in the comments section will not be reviewed, only bids e-mailed will be considered official and affirmative).
  • Auction closes February 13th, 12am PST.
  • Highest bids will be left above the item photo.
  • Once a reader has won the bid on an item they will then donate the specified amount to my TNT page within 24 hours.
  • After the close of the auction, I will post a Google Document that lists each item, the bids they received, and how I arrived at each winner.

For those who want to know if they’re improving their fitness or burning fat, be sure to bid on the FT7 Training Watch from Polar (in black/silver). The FT7 tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness improvement or fat burning, displays calories burned, comes with comfortable transmitter and coded heart rate transmission
to avoid cross-talk, over $100 value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $70 as of 2/9
 

This huge lot from Zippearz Lot includes one pair of Nouveau ear buds, one pair of Sport ear buds, one Z-Traveler Portable Speaker, and one ZWaist Away band, a high-quality neoprene waist band that provides a perfect solution to increase work-out intensity and comfort.  Total value of this package is $150.
CURRENT BID: $50 as of 2/12

This lot from Skirt Sports includes a Wonder Girl Tank, a Gym Girl Ultra running skirt, and visor– winner choses size and colors ($140 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $90 as of 1/30

This huge lot from Vega Sport includes their Pre-workout Energizer drink mix (12 packs in lemon lime), their Electrolyte Hydrator drink mix (30 packs in lemon lime), a canister of their Performance Protein in vanilla, as well as a Shaker Cup, all from  Vega Sport!  (Total value, $125.)
CURRENT HIGH BID: $25 as of 2/12

Display Your Race Bling Lot #1 includes a medal hanger from Allied Medal Displays (winner chooses either a catalog or custom display), and one Race Bibs Holder from Running on the Wall (winner choses style).  A $90 total value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $65 as of 2/10

 

Display Your Race Bling Lot  #2 includes winner’s choice of any medal display from Sport Hooksone custom race bib coaster set and two magnets of your choice from 26MileStones ($90 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $60 as of 2/2

A one-year membership to the International Association of Women Runners ($137 value) includes monthly Q&A calls and interviews with veteran coaches and runners, “Top Sports Foods” reference guide, members only contest and giveaways, as well as  discounts on training plans and Garmin and Timex GPS watches and heart rate monitors.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $25 as of 2/12

Compression Pack from RecoFit includes one pair of Armcooler Compression sleeves
and one pair of Calf Compression sleeves, an $80 value. Wear Recofit™Compression Components™ during and after exercise, while you’re sleeping, relaxing or while you’re on a plane.  They’ll help your muscles perform and recover faster and more efficiently so you’re better prepared for your next effort and your next day.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 as of 2/12
This lot contains a 2-bra pack from Handful and 2 pairs of socks from Thorlo (winner chooses the color and size of the bras). Handful combines function, feel and fashion, and supports you from workout to weekend!  Thorlo socks are specially padded to ensure maximum comfort with blister-free comfort and protection. ($110 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $70 as of 2/12
You also have the chance to win a gorgeous black wrap dress and scarf from 
Marissa Borelli Designs.  Both items have SPF 20, Freshguard™ odor control, and are made out of the revolutionary drirelease™ fabric and can easily go from triathlon transitions to cocktail hour.  Winner chooses scarf color and dress size ($120 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $65 as of 2/12
This Headband Bonanza lot includes one Scroll Down Your Playlist thick band from Sweaty Bands, one Mer thick band and one Lucy thin band from Broad Bandits, one lightweight Bouncy band and one heavyweight wicking Will Run For Wine band from Bondi Bands (a $60 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $30 as of 2/10
Running Jewelry Lot #1 includes one tarnish-resistant .925 sterling silver Run necklace from Endure Jewelry Company plus a $10 coupon towards a future purchase as well as winner’s choice of a hand-stamped silver bracelet from fellow TNTer Stefanie at Running4Linda ($73 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 as of 1/23
Running Jewelry Lot #2 includes one Warrior Training Bracelet and one Inspiration Key Ring from Endorphin Warrior and one necklace, winner’s choice, from fellow TNTer Shannon at MyHeartOnAString ($55 total value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $25 as of 2/4
This Running Art Lot includes 3 framed 8×10 prints: one Keep Calm and Love Running print from The Lobster Pot, one Running Cheaper Than Therapy print, and one I Dare You to Run Like a Girl print, both from Penny Jane Designs$70 value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $30 as of 2/12
Okay so maybe running isn’t your thing, but how about some yoga inspired items: this lot includes one custom embroidered yoga mat from MyCustomYogaMat.com, one tank top and one mantra workout towel (both winner’s choice) from Words To Sweat By ($75 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $55 as of 2/12
Running Prize Pack #1 contains an OMM Race Belt from OneMoreMileRunningone white tech tee (size small) from Shut Up And Run, one Workout Ring (winner’s choice) from Fits GREATER than Skinny, and two 8-pack boxes of 2nd Surge Ultra Energy Gel (one box chocolate, one box double espresso) from Pacific Health Labs ($122 total value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $45 as of 2/12


Running Prize Pack #2
includes one RunnerGirl shirt from Balancing Act Clothing (winner chooses size and color), one custom, wearable ID from 1BandID, one wrist cuff wallet (winner chooses color) from Mary Zoom, and two boxes of Phix Natural Energy Drink ($70 total value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $40 as of 2/12

Running Prize Pack #3
contains one Running Sucks shirt from DailyVitamin F (winner chooses size and color), one water belt (size small) from RunOnFaithandFashion, and 6 single serving Click espresso protein shake packets– 3 vanilla latte and 3 mocha- and a Click shaker ($75 total value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $35 as of 2/12
Running Prize Pack #4 includes one I Love Running I Hate Running men’s shirt from We Love Runners (winner choses size), one Running Chics women’s cotton tee (brown with aqua writing, size large), one matching aqua velcro-strap hat, and one ivory tote bag all from Running Chics plus winner’s choice of any one necklace from Resonates ($90 value).
CURRENT HIGH BID: $40 as of 2/12
And finally, 2 people have a chance to win a Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Bash at either the Benefit Cosmetics store in Berkeley or San Francisco.  This prize is valued over $800 and includes a private, after-hours party for up to 10 people, and complimentary brow wax or last tint per person, make overs, as well as light appetizers and wine/drinks. (When you bid, please state the store location you prefer.)
CURRENT HIGH BID FOR THE BERKELEY STORE: $200 as of 2/12
CURRENT HIGH BID FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO STORE: $110 as of 1/28

Continuing the research that results in such amazing advancements takes money. That’s where you come in! It is really easy for you to help. You don’t have to wake up in the dark, cold, and rain, tie your running shoes six times a week and go running for hours. All you have to do is make a donation. Your generosity is 100% tax-deductible and enables LLS to fund research and patient services. Every little bit helps bring us one step closer to a cure!

THANK YOU and HAPPY BIDDING!!!

19 thoughts on “Auction for a Cure

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  2. Dawn F.

    Awesome auction! I am running tomorrow’s ING Miami Marathon for TNT – great organization, great cause – GO TEAM!

    Reply
  3. Catalina

    I’m earning my Triple Crown in May while Hiking the Grand Canyon for TNT in memory of my sister. Wonderful, wonderful organization! Good luck to ya!

    Reply
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  5. Alley Powell

    You must be a really good beggar. You have some great stuff! I am currently training for my 3 event with Team! My first was San Diego last June and the I did Nike in October!! My next event is Vancouver this May! GO TEAM!!!!

    Reply
    1. Laura

      Yes, I am getting quite good at it! 😉 How did you like San Diego? I hear it’s hard… as hard as Nike???

      And good luck in Vancouver! GO TEAM!!!

      Reply
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