12/12/2008

Project Paper Doll Still Underway

Project Paper Doll is still underway and has already brought in over $15,000! Reba McEntire’s doll brings in a record breaking $3,500 winning bid! Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Christina Aguilara and Others In Groups 1 and 2, which closed this week, bring in a total of $15,454.05.

The second year of Project Paper Doll (PPD), a celebrity driven auction of original artwork, has been a huge success again. The auction is still underway for Group 3, which will conclude on December 17. To date, the first two groups of Paper Dolls have brought in $15,454.05 for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  
 
Group 1 brought in over $5,000 with Kenny Chesney’s doll going for $760, Keith Urban’s doll bringing in $600 and Brad Paisley’s topping out at $500.
 
Group 2 brought in over $10,000 with the help of Reba’s doll going for $3,500. Some other top dolls were Alan Jackson’s doll bringing in $960, Rascal Flatts’ at $820, Kelly Clarkson’s doll was sold for $570 and Christina Aguilera’s sold at $410.
 
Currently, the paper dolls in Group 3 are available for bid through December 17 with Jimmy Buffett’s doll already at $255 and Kid Rock’s doll at over $250 after just one day. Other dolls still up for auction include Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Faith Hill, Jewel, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jordin Sparks, George Strait and Wynonna among others.
 
Thanks to promotional support from eBay’s Giving Works Division, PPD generates national awareness and support of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a leading provider in pediatric health care, currently ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
 
Fifty-nine wooden paper dolls, representing the signature symbol in the Children’s Hospital logo, were turned into “one-of-a-kind” pieces of art by artists and celebrities from around the country. The totally unique pieces of art were created by some of America’s biggest stars including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, Lady Antebellum, Jessica Simpson, Carrot Top, Vince Young, Brad Paisley Trace Adkins, Christina Aguilera, Dierks Bentley, Denver Bronco’s QB Jay Cutler, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Faith Hill, Jewel, George Jones, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Jordin Sparks, Wynonna and a host of others.
 
Fans and collectors can log onto eBay now, at ebay.com/paperdolls, to bid on their preferred paper doll decorated and autographed by their favorite celebrity. The highest bidder wins the treasure, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt gains the continued ability to get children well on their way. No child who needs the hospital’s services is ever denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay. PPD reminds us that tomorrow can be a better day – every day – when we all work together to combine inspiration, innovation and knowledge to “Make Something Happen.” Auctions conclude on December 17.

 

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