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Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-20-2003 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Presidential candidate Robert Dole, entertainment sensation Quincy Jones and legendary TV anchorman Walter Cronkite will join a host of entertainment, industry and political celebrities as they are auctioned online to benefit Alzheimer's research and care thanks to the innovation of the TimeWith(TM) Great Minds Celebrity Auction.

Powered by eBay, the online fundraiser, accessible at, offers unprecedented personal access to major celebrities.

These once-in-a-lifetime packages include the chance to ride a 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson alongside retired Harley-Davidson Chairman and CEO Richard Teerlink in the famous Daytona Beach Rally and Parade. One lucky sports fan will enjoy dinner and a Philadelphia 76ers game with Ralph Roberts, chairman of Comcast Corporation. Michael Deaver, creator of the critically acclaimed HBO Series "K Street," will take four guests on the set to experience the taping of an episode on location in Washington, D.C.

To date, 18 notable individuals have donated their time to the cause, with more expected to join in the coming weeks. In addition to Dole, Jones and Cronkite, other participants include former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, TV humorist Art Linkletter, 60 Minutes' Don Hewitt and others.

The TimeWith(TM) Great Minds Celebrity Auction is open to the general public. Proceeds will benefit the Maryland-based Copper Ridge Institute, affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and leaders in the science of Alzheimer's diagnosis, treatment and specialized care education and training. Any research grants funded by monies raised through the TimeWith(TM) Great Minds Celebrity Auction will be available to researchers, hospitals and specialized institutions focused on Alzheimer's research, assessment, care, training and education.

Bidding for TimeWith(TM) Great Minds continues through Wednesday, November 5, 2003. The auction will conclude during the "Thoughts For Our Future" gala dinner that evening at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. Celebrity bidding will remain open via computer terminals placed on-site at the gala and will officially close midway through the event. Auction winners will be announced during the evening's program.

To place a bid or learn more about the TimeWith(TM) Great Minds Celebrity Auction, please call 301-294-4690 or visit


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From: Leesburg, VA USA
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posted 10-20-2003 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jamato99   Click Here to Email jamato99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ugh!! What a tease! I live about 5 minutes away from Congressional Country Club!!!


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posted 10-24-2003 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody interested in going in together and bidding on dinner for four with Walter Cronkite?


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