By Tim Saunders on
One of the most popular annual charity auctions is the celebrity doodle auction to benefit Neurofibromatosis, Inc., and now one of the most famous doodles purchased at the auction is once agian raising money for the cause.
Two years ago, a doodle that Barack Obama drew while presiding over the Senate netted nearly $7,000 for NF, Inc. And now Wayne Berzon, a financial executive in Chicago who won the auction, is gifting the drawing back to the charity to raise even more cash by putting the image on a selection of T-Shirts, mugs, and other items. Profits from the items will go to the charity to help children who suffer from the disorder.
The drawing features single-line renditions of Senators Charles E. Schumer, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Edward M. Kennedy.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic disorders in the Untied States, affecting one in every 2,500 births. It is a disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time, and can lead to disfigurement, deafness, blindness, seizures, bone deformities, and cancer. Half of the children born with the condition have no family history of the disorder, so it can strike in any family without warning.
Berzon is also talking to fast food chains and other business enterprises to use the doodle to promote the charity’s annual fundraising month in May.
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