Longtime WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia is teaming up with Closets For Causes to benefit Susan G. Komen.
Closets For Causes is a celebrity closet auctioneer “created to help raise awareness and funding for non-profit organizations through the auctioning of their pre-owned items”. Lilian has selected some pre-worn items of her own to auction off, with proceeds benefitting the breast cancer foundation.
These items will include clothing worn in the ring, on red carpets and during performances.
Lilian explained why she selected Susan G. Komen for her charity, saying, “Susan G. Komen is very dear to my heart because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. It is with great honor that I help educate women around the world about the importance of early screening. Early detection and early treatment are our best defense against this disease.”
The WWE has had a long partnership with Komen, having raised $1 million for the charity last year and this year making their pink merchandise selection available year round.
The auctions will start on Monday December 9th at 10am PT at ClosetsForCauses.com.
Closets For Causes has released a video of Lilian talking about the auctions:
Read the full press release below:
WWE host & recording artist Lilian Garcia has teamed up with Closets For Causes and her personal stylist, Ali Levine, to raise money for Susan G. Komen®.
“Susan G. Komen is very dear to my heart because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. It is with great honor that I help educate women around the world about the importance of early screening. Early detection and early treatment are our best defense against this disease. We WILL win the fight, we WILL rise above cancer!” says Lilian.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.
“Lilian’s efforts are a huge help in educating women about this disease and raising funds that will save lives,” said Director of Corporate Relations, Carrie Glasscock. “We’re grateful for Lilian’s support and hope that women and men will take action for themselves by learning about this disease and getting their recommended screenings.”
Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Last year, the WWE Universe raised $1 million for Komen during its month-long breast cancer awareness campaign. In addition, WWE has supported Komen through its “Make Mom Proud” campaign as well as participation in Race for the Cure® events throughout local communities.
The auction goes live Monday December 9th at 10am PST on closetsforcauses.com