The following press release was issued today:
WWE host & recording artist Lilian Garcia has cleaned out her glamorous closet to raise money for Susan G. Komen®. Donated items include one-of-a-kind pieces that she has worn in the ring on several WWE TV shows, to red carpet events, and during performances. Lilian's kick-ass auction goes live on eBay December 9th at 10am PST.
Susan G. Komen is very dear to my heart because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. It is with great honor that I help educate women around the world about the importance of early screening. Early detection and early treatment are our best defense against this disease," says Lilian. "We WILL win the fight, we WILL rise above cancer!"
The auction features pieces worn to red carpet events and on TV shows, as styled by Lilian's personal stylist Ali Levine. Some pieces up for grabs include a form-fitting dress by Bebe that Lilian wore during a WWE photoshoot and Live TV event, a sequined dress she wore on the Red Carpet of the THQ-Saints Row: The Third video game launch party in 2011, and a dress worn to the LOPen Celebrity Golf Event benefiting the Akron's Children's Hospital.
"Lilian's efforts are a huge help in educating women about this disease and raising funds that will save lives," said Director of Corporate Relations, Carrie Glasscock. "We're grateful for Lilian's support and hope that women and men will take action for themselves by learning about this disease and getting their recommended screenings."
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SusanGKomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.
Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Last year, the WWE Universe raised $1 million for Komen during its month-long breast cancer awareness campaign. In addition, WWE has supported Komen through its "Make Mom Proud" campaign as well as participation in Race for the Cure® events throughout local communities.
The auction goes live Monday, December 9th at 10am PST on http://www.closetsforcauses.com