The seventh annual auction launches June 11 at www.auctionof1000stars.org. Those taking part in the auction will have two weeks to place their bids on a host of memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Among the items being auctioned: a night on the town with Alec Baldwin, dinner with Tony winner Alan Cumming, a Shakespearean acting lesson with Lynn Redgrave, the chance to meet the Grammy-winning rock group Linkin Park as well as walk-on roles in Rent, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Chicago. Also up for grabs: visits to the sets of CNN, "All My Children," "MADtv," "Guiding Light" and Turner Classic Movies; tickets to "Emeril Live"; gala event passes for the 2008 Tony Awards and the Tony Awards Gala, the 2008 Nick Kid's Choice Awards, the 2008 Grammy Awards, the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards after-party and red carpet bleacher seats for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards; as well as the opening-night celebrations of Grease, Xanadu, Rock 'n' Roll, The Seafarer and Is He Dead?
The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts.
For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.