When Lamar first introduced me to 'Cathy's Kids Foundation' I immediately responded and wanted to do anything I could to bring awareness to something that we are both so passionate about.
Los Angeles, Calif. (Vocus) May 21, 2010
A rare opportunity for the style conscious to take home the glamorous clothes off the backs of Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom is offered through an eBay charity auction running through May 23rd. Find the great garb at http://3.ly/khloe.
"When Lamar first introduced me to 'Cathy's Kids Foundation' I immediately responded and wanted to do anything I could to bring awareness to something that we are both so passionate about. It's fulfilling to know that together we can help give children an opportunity to follow their dreams," said Khloe.
Lamar for why Cathy's Kids means so much to him:
"Giving youth the opportunity to follow their dreams is the mission of Cathy's Kids Foundation. My mother and grandmother always helped everyone in the neighborhood with open arms and I promised to give back one day; Cathy's Kids is our way of doing so."
“We are excited to help Khloe and Lamar open up their closets and give fans a chance to support a great cause and buy something special for themselves”, said Eric Gazin, President of Auction Cause, the agency managing the sale on eBay. “They are seen in the public eye as one of L.A.’s most stylish couples. We often get emails from fans asking us where they can find the exact fashion item they saw one of them wearing at an event. The Khlomar Store on eBay will give everyone the chance to look impeccable”, he added.
ABOUT CATHY’S KIDS
Cathy's Kids Foundation was founded by Los Angeles Laker star Lamar Odom in 2004. It was developed as a means for Lamar to streamline all his charitable efforts and focus on making a positive impact on the lives of under-privileged children, as well as targeting a disease that has played a significant role in his life, cancer.
Lamar lost his mother to stomach cancer and subsequently is committed to help causes that are focused on finding a cure and helping people who suffer from the disease. Lamar is also committed to generating funds for continued research, care and clinics as well as education and awareness programs related to cancer, especially for minorities. For the last 3 years Lamar has teamed up with DKMS of Americas a foundation dedicated to finding bone-marrow matches and has the largest bank with more than 1 million matches found. Lamar has also teamed up to make wishes come true for children at the City of Hope of Los Angeles as well as The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York City.
Lamar is focused on ensuring that funds are available for under-privileged youth that live in the inner cities of New York and Los Angeles. It is important to Lamar that young people, especially between ages of 9-14, have the resources they need to get all the opportunities available to succeed in life.
The things that Lamar has identified as most important to helping young people today would be to make sure they have access to some or all of the following:
-educational tools such as books and computers
-mentoring and tutoring services (life skills, guidance, academics)
-recreational opportunities (sports equipment, team and individual sports)
Lamar's support for his AAU basketball teams has given youth in the east and west coast more than 4.5 million dollars in scholarships for education in the past 6 years. His dedication to help the youth achieve higher education and the opportunity to succeed in life is important for Lamar as a successful NBA athlete and businessman. More information on Cathy’s Kids can be found at http://www.lamarodom.com/?q=inthecommunity
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