eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, makes it easy to help raise a lot for a cause by giving a little. Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, eBay is inviting consumers to join the fight against breast cancer by pledging their support to sell, buy or donate through eBay Giving Works.

eBay Giving Works, a program offering convenient, trusted ways for eBay sellers and buyers to support their favorite nonprofits, provides a unique opportunity for consumers to give to a cause they care about without reaching into their wallets. By simply looking in their closets, selling an item and donating a portion of the proceeds, a real difference can be made and a life could be saved.

“In fact, for the value of every laptop sold this month through Giving Works, one uninsured patient could get a mammogram,” said Robert Chatwani, Director eBay Global Citizenship. “Each person who takes part in this campaign will have an impact on the fight against breast cancer.”

Joining forces with eBay on this effort are more than 100 national and local nonprofits and their affiliates including American Cancer Society, Avon Foundation for Women, Bright Pink, City of Hope and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

These nonprofits have teamed with eBay to add Hollywood glamour to the charity auction. Items sure to attract special interest include a meet-and-greet with Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women Reese Witherspoon; a VIP meeting with Kristin Chenoweth backstage of the Broadway hit, “Promises, Promises”; dresses worn by Avon spokesperson and singer Fergie, and mark Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene of Twilight; a pink Vespa; and a once-in-a-lifetime Cher experience at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas.

In addition to these celebrity experiences, other items up for bid will include electronics, clothing and accessories, home goods, toys, sports and recreational equipment, books and memorabilia, among others.

On eBay, more than $68 is raised for a cause every minute and a donation is made every 24 seconds through the Giving Works program, which has helped raise more than $200 million for nonprofits since 2003.

Visitors to ebay.com/jumpstart can pledge to support the cause and will automatically be entered to win a holiday shopping spree on eBay. Five $100 eBay shopping sprees will be given away daily throughout the month of October.

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