TJ Martell Foundation Teams Up With Auction Cause for Music & Sports Online Charity Auction via the Universal Music Group Store

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RIAA Plaques from Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, plus studio time and artwork available with proceeds to benefit leukemia, cancer and AIDS research

Costume worn by Britney Spears’ back up dancer during the encore of “Womanizer” on last year’s Circus Tour AND an autographed Britney Spears 8x10

The TJ Martell Foundation once again offers music and sports fans the opportunity of a lifetime to bid at their online charity auction event in conjunction with cause marketing auction management agency Auction Cause and the Universal Music Group. The auctions can be seen at http://tiny.cc/universalmusicstore with full descriptions of each below.

The auction listings end on May 15th and 16th and include the following items and experiences:

Miley Cyrus "Breakout" Official RIAA Platinum Plaque
Celebrate Miley’s First Debut Album

Own the platinum record plaque from Miley’s first solo album which debuted in July 2008. This album went Platinum in October of 2008. The plaque is made out to the artist, Miley Cyrus, and the framing was provided by Ill-Eagle Enterprises.

About the Framing Company - Ill-Eagle Enterprises (located in Little Falls, NJ) is the largest licensed manufacturer of Gold and Platinum Awards for the recording industry. Originally known as a designer and manufacturer of certified custom music awards, they also offer quality contract and custom picture framing to a variety of businesses.

Justin Bieber "My World 2.0" Official RIAA Platinum Plaque
BIEBER FEVER!

Own Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0” platinum record plaque. This album was Justin’s first and was released in November 2009 and went platinum in the U.S. and Canada and Gold in the U.K. within a mere three months! The plaque is made out to the artist, Justin Bieber, and the framing was provided by Ill-Eagle Enterprises.

Apple Beatles Stereo USB & Beatles Mono Collection Box Sets
Exclusive Beatles Memorabilia For the Ultimate Fan!

If you’re a Beatle-Maniac then you don’t want to miss out on this hot item! Here is your chance to own unique Beatles memorabilia donated to the T.J. Martell Foundation by Apple Corp. in London, England! The Beatles Stereo USB contains the remastered studio recordings of all 13 original Beatles studio albums. The Beatles In Mono: The Complete Mono Recordings box set contains all 10 original mono albums digitally remastered.

Gibson Baldwin Epoch guitar
Autographed by members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 2009 Winter Tour program, two (2) tickets to a TSO 2010 Winter Tour show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ and a complete CD catalogue!

Rock Out with Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

This exclusive package is pure bliss for a Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) fan! The winner will receive an autographed Gibson Baldwin Epoch guitar autographed by members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, their 2009 Winter Tour program, the complete catalogue of Trans-Siberian Orchestra CD’s and two (2) tickets to their 2010 Winter Tour show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. PLEASE NOTE: The exact date of the performance is yet to be determined. No travel, hotel accommodations or other expenses are included with the concert tickets.

12 hour Studio Session at the historic Electric Lady Studios in New York City!

Lay your tracks down at one of New York City’s most historic recording studios located in Greenwich Village. Past artists who have recorded at Electric Lady Studios include David Bowie (“Young Americans” album), Patti Smith (“Horses” album), Weezer (“The Blue Album” album) and Madonna to name a few. Your session will include an assistant engineer and a 12 hour recording session.

Visit http://www.electricladystudios.com for more information about the studio. PLEASE NOTE: Sessions are subject to studio availability, overtime is additional. Winner is responsible for the cost of outside rentals, tapes and additional engineer, if needed. Electric Lady Studios suggests that the winner call at least 3 months in advance for booking. Session is subject to emergency cancellation and will EXPIRE if not used by April 18th, 2011.

Costume worn by Britney Spears’ back up dancer during the encore of “Womanizer” on last year’s Circus Tour AND an autographed Britney Spears 8x10!
Calling all Britney Spears fans!

Two Britney items here! The first is a one-of-a-kind costume was worn by one of Britney Spears’ featured dancers during the encore of “Womanizer” on last year’s Circus Tour. You’ll also take home an 8x10 photo autographed by Miss Brit herself!

Guitar Hero World Tour for Xbox 360 autographed by Daughtry

Hey, rock star! Perfect your riffs with Guitar Hero World Tour for Xbox 360. But this isn’t any old video game – it’s signed by Daughtry (Chris Daughtry, Josh Steely, Josh Paul & Brian Craddock)! Take this collector’s item home to the place where it belongs, as Daughtry would say!

Epiphone Special II guitar in white autographed by Theory Of A Deadman Canadian rockers

Theory of a Deadman (also known as TOAD) are taking the world by storm, so don’t miss your chance to win this Epiphone Special II guitar in white that the band autographed to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s most successful Family Day ever!

Philadelphia Flyers hockey jersey autographed by Claude Giroux
Come fly with Claude Giroux!

This hockey jersey was autographed by the Philadelphia Flyers’ promising right winger Rookie of the Month! This is a must for true NHL fans.

BOB WEIR & FURTHUR Special Collector’s Edition Artwork (Framed, print #30)

ABOUT THE PRINT - To commemorate the FURTHUR appearance February 23rd and 24th, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Ioannis has created an edition of Fifty (40) fine art prints, plus ten (10) artists’ proofs from an original painting. Each image printed utilizes a seven-ink archival process on glossy pearl paper. Ioannis supervised the printing of each piece individually assuring the closest reproduction to the actual artwork. The prints are professionally matted and framed to archival standards. This limited edition print #30 is approved and individually hand-signed and numbered in pen by Ioannis, and Bob Weir. This special edition will be limited to these forty pieces only and not reproduced again. All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity from DANGEROUS AGE GRAPHICSand, as 100% of all the proceeds are going to the TJ Martell Foundation. ABOUT THE ARTIST – Since 1983, Greek-born artist Ioannis has created record cover artwork - over 170 albums - for some of the most legendary bands in the music industry. Some of the artist's music-industry clients have included Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI and Virgin Music and he has worked with such acts as Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Styx, The Allman Brothers Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Biohazard, Sepultura, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Johnny Winter, Extreme, UFO, The Tubes, Eddie Money, Van Zant, Saga, and many more. In 1994, he was one of 80 artists selected to create a mural at Woodstock II, and his works have been featured in many magazines, books and exhibitions worldwide. His design firm that he operates with his brother George, VIVID IMAGES CREATIVE - also creates film posters, entertainment company ID programs for Radio, TV companies and shows, websites and viral campaigns for entertainment clients, while his art company - DANGEROUS AGE GRAPHICS - showcases, sells and promotes his original artwork, limited edition prints, merchandise, website, exhibitions and licensing (his original works have been selling recently in the $25 - $50K range).

ABOUT BOB WEIR AND FURTHUR – Furthur is a rock band founded in 2009 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The band's lineup also includes John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Jeff Chimenti of RatDog on keyboards, Jay Lane of RatDog on drums, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums. Mr. Weir has also kept busy as a social and environmental activist, supporting a number of great causes both actively and through numerous benefit performances.

ABOUT THE FRAMING COMPANY - Ill-Eagle Enterprises (located in Little Falls, NJ) is the largest licensed manufacturer of Gold and Platinum Awards for the recording industry. Originally known as a designer and manufacturer of certified custom music awards, they also offer quality contract and custom picture framing to a variety of businesses.

Visit all the auctions now at http://tiny.cc/universalmusicstore

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues, in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research for improved treatments and cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $240 million dollars for research through a variety of events including concerts, gala awards dinners, family day activities, golf tournaments, wine dinners, and walk-a-thons. Research facilities funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Cancer Center and The Mayo Clinic. This year marks the 35th anniversary for the T.J. Martell Foundation. For more information on T.J. Martell Foundation, please visit http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

About Auction Cause
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