One reader wrote “I’m learning new things, supporting a great cause and involving my kids in a real life treasure hunt. I couldn’t ask for anything more”.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 23 May 2012
The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt announced today that the first of more than a million dollars in prizes is being awarded in London to a reader from Exeter for correctly solving the first of 12 chapters in an amazing real million dollar treasure hunt to raise money for breast cancer research.
Roger Lintott, from Devon was the first person to correctly answer the clues in Chapter 1, a story based on the DB Cooper hijacking in Seattle in 1971. Two of the twelve treasure stories are based in London and Edinburgh with similar prizes for the winners.
The international million dollar treasure hunt book was started by the author, Ron Shore when he was faced with the tragic death of Gaby, his sister in law, to breast cancer just two days after giving birth to his niece. He decided to make a difference, by investing his life savings with the goal of raising $25 million dollars towards finding a cure for breast cancer. Shore explained; “The loss of my sister in law to breast cancer motivated me in a very profound way. With my niece now growing up without a mom, I felt I had to do something to make a difference. My passion is treasure hunting so I created the book: The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle (http://www.GreatHunt.com) It is similar to “Masquerade", only with bigger prizes. This book is designed to be played from the comfort of your own home simply by purchasing the book. 100% of the net proceeds of the book go towards breast cancer research."
Dubbed “the greatest treasure hunt ever”, the 12 chapter book, The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle has received rave reviews. One reader wrote “I’m learning new things, supporting a great cause and involving my kids in a real life treasure hunt. I couldn’t ask for anything more”. Treasure hunters from around the globe are working away to solve the remaining 11 chapters and the $1 million grand prize. Additional clues come out every week and entries are made online. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the book go to breast cancer research.
The real Gold Eagle used as a symbol in the book is an actual 18 pound solid gold and diamond encrusted eagle estimated to be worth $6 million. It has the largest cut emerald from the Atocha Shipwreck known as the “Atocha Star” between its talons and has 763 diamonds encrusting the head. Shore is seeking a benefactor/ collector to buy the eagle for $5 million. $1 million of the price goes to the breast cancer charity of the buyers’ choice and $1 million to the winner of the treasure hunt. Shore hopes to sell 1 million copies of the book at $29.95 in an effort to raise $25 million for breast cancer research. More information is available at http://www.TheGoldenEagle.ca
The winner of Chapter 1, Roger, completed a bonus challenge on Thursday May 17 in Seattle Washington. By completing a number of tasks in under 2 hours he was rewarded with an original piece of treasure from the Atocha Shipwreck which sank in 1622, in addition to the prize for solving chapter 1, a solid silver eagle valued at more than $37,000. He will be presented the silver Eagle this week in London.