Bucks Wives Save Lives silent auction to be held Sunday

Proceeds to benefit Komen Foundation & Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program

03/12/10

The auction features "Favorite Things" baskets put together by the players's wives, girlfriend, and family members. Basket contents include an autographed shoe, restaurant gift cards, & the players favorite books, dvds, cds, snacks, plus more surprises!

During the Bucks vs. Pacers game Sunday, March 14, be sure to stop by the East lobby of the Bradley Center to check out the 17th Annual "Bucks Wives Save Lives" silent auction. The Milwaukee Bucks and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital are joining together for the annual auction with all proceeds benefiting the Komen Foundation & Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program.

The auction features a Bucks team autographed kids rocking chair.

The silent auction begins at 11 a.m. and will run through the end of halftime. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on a number of NBA-related items including autographed jerseys of Michael Redd, Kobe Bryant, Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson and a basketball signed by Carmelo Anthony. Some other items up for auction include a specially designed Bucks team autographed kids rocking chair and the "Favorite Things" baskets put together by Bucks Team Mates, which is an organization of Bucks wives, girlfriends and family members. The baskets include player-autographed shoes, restaurant gift cards and some of the Bucks favorite books, DVDs, CDs, snacks and much more.

During the auction, Bucks Team Mates and representatives from the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program will be on hand to monitor the auction and answer questions about the program.

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 27,000 uninsured and underinsured women in the City of Milwaukee. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program is supported by city, state and private contributions.

Previous "Bucks Wives Save Lives" auctions have raised more than $215,000 for the fight against breast and cervical cancer over the last 16 seasons.

Columbia St. Mary's Hospital is a marketing partner with the Milwaukee Bucks.