Annual "Bucks Wives Save Lives" Auction Slated for Bucks Game vs. Heat on Friday

The Milwaukee Bucks and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital continue their charitable partnership with the 20th annual “Bucks Wives Save Lives” auction to be held this Friday, March 15, during the Bucks-Heat game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The silent auction gives fans a rare opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items with all proceeds benefiting Columbia St. Mary’s Breast Health Programs and the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program. The “Bucks Wives Save Lives” auction has raised more than $260,000 over the last 19 seasons.

This year’s auction is again highlighted by the popular “Favorite Things” baskets for each Bucks player. The baskets feature a pair of that player’s autographed shoes along with his favorite books, DVDs, snacks, restaurant gift cards and much more. For the fifth straight year, each “Favorite Things” basket was put together by Bucks Team Mates, an organization made up of the wives, significant others and family members of Bucks players and coaches. Other notable auction items include a Kobe Bryant autographed basketball, an Oklahoma City Thunder team autographed basketball, a Kevin Durant autographed jersey, a Dwyane Wade autographed and framed photo, autographed items from NFL players J.J. Watt and James Jones, and much more.

To participate in this great cause, fans are invited to stop by the arena’s East Lobby during Friday’s game vs. the Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. tip). The auction will begin when doors open at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of halftime. During the event, Bucks Team Mates and representatives from Columbia St. Mary’s and the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program will be on hand to monitor the auction and answer questions.

Tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased online at Bucks.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-4NBA-TIX or in person at the BMO Harris Bradley Center box office.

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program is a project of the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Since its inception in 1990, the program has provided breast cancer screenings to more than 31,000 uninsured and underinsured women in Milwaukee. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program is supported by city, state and private contributions.

Columbia St. Mary’s is a marketing partner with the Milwaukee Bucks and is excited to participate in the “Bucks Wives Save Lives” auction to support the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program. The Columbia St. Mary’s Breast Health Center is working to bring digital mammography closer to home for the women of Southeastern Wisconsin with the addition of the new Columbia St. Mary’s Mobile Digital Mammography Center. The Mobile Digital Mammography Center provides screening mammograms at clinic locations and community partners in an effort to make the screening process easier and more accessible. The Mobile Digital Mammography Center will be at the event and open for tours.

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