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What is Project Teddy Bear?

In 2004, I was doing The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for the third year. My fundraising goal was $10,000 and I knew I had to come up something creative to help me reach that.

I was still a relatively new New Yorker, I loved going to Broadway shows, and I was a sucker for celebrity sightings. So, I came up with an idea that took advantage of being in New York, made use of my interest in Broadway, and gave me something legitimate to talk to my favorite celebrities about!

I’d wait outside theaters, talk shows or other events for celebrities and explain to them that I was doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and trying to raise $10,000. I’d ask them to sign a little tag that said “Thank You for Your Donation to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” and to pose for a picture with the stuffed Avon Breast Cancer Crusade bear. Then I’d post all the pictures on the web and conduct an online auction. Voila! The almost $4,000 that I raised with Project Teddy Bear helped me raise a total of $15,000!

In 2005, when I decided to walk in all eight Avon Walks and set a goal of $25,000, I knew that Project Teddy Bear would be a big part of my fundraising. My friends and I collected more than 100 bears in 2005 and, in the end, I raised a total of $28,000!

Project Teddy Bear has continued to grow and I'm incredibly lucky to have friends all over the country who help me get bears signed every year. I'm also very very lucky that so many gracious and generous celebrities are willing to participate and help in the fight against breast cancer. So lucky that I've now raised more than $150,000 for The Avon Walk!

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You can check out all the auctions still to come here and all the celebrities who have participated in the past here.

Nationally, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. Click here for more information on this important cause.

DC 2010

Dempsey Racing Champions' Circle

NYC 2009

SF 2009

NYC 2008

Breast Cancer's a Drag

NYC 2007

Training Walk to Coney Island

Guest Bartending at Fred's 3/26/07

Fred's 2006

NYC 2006

Spa Boutique for a Cure 2006

NYC 2005

Guest Bartending @ Fred's

LA Beaches 2005

San Francisco 2005

Denver 2005

Chicago 2005

Boston 2005

DC 2005

Charlotte 2005

NYC 2004

Fred's 2004

NYC 2003 Pt. 1

NYC 2003 Pt. 2

NYC 2003 Pt. 3