What would you ban if you could?
That is the question BAN� posed to some of the entertainment world's most popular stars. But BAN� didn't just want to hear the answers; they wanted these celebs to show the whole world how they feel, so BAN� gave celebs 'American Apparal' t-shirts and asked them all to create their own design depicting what they'd like to ban!
The result is the �BAN IT!� Charity Auction, which will be up on eBay beginning October 15, 2006! Are you planning on helping the cause?!
Not only will you be able to own a one-of-a-kind t-shirt that was created by your favorite celebrity, you'll also be able to feel good that 100% of all proceeds from each winning bid will go to a charity that helps to ban the social cause represented in the t-shirt design.
PLACE YOUR BIDS: To participate in the auction, visit Ebay - Ban it! from October 15-25, 2006.
Terri's publicist contacted me recently, regarding the 'Ban It!' Charity event that Terri is participating in. Some of the hottest stars out there, including our friendly soap stars have taken time from their busy schedules to take a stand to ban the issues that matter to them. I was very thankful to Terri for taking time out of her busy schedule to give me a shout, concerning this charity auction. Terry was happy to oblige, "Thank you for getting the word out!" she says.
I asked Terri about how she became involved in the 'Ban It' Charity Auction, she told me, "They contacted me through my manager because they knew how much I like to be involved with as many charities as I can, and they also know how involved daytime fans like to be as well!"
Terri's publicist sent me a few photos of Terri's cute tee, along with the Original auction card that Terri used. You'll notice that when asked, "What would you ban if you could?" Terri selected to ban 'Hate'. Part of the auction is not to answer the question with words but to answer by creating a design on a t-shirt to show just what the stars would ban if they could. I asked Terri if she could give her fans a little bit of insight into herself by telling them with words, why she'd like to ban 'Hate' if she could.
Terri advised me that, "The issue of my tee is BAN HATE!, because hate is the root cause the other things we would all love to see banned� things like war, violent crime and abuse. The design of the lotus flower is to signify the positive change that can come from love which, to me, is the antidote to hate. I choose to give the proceeds of this auction to the Maria Fareri Children's hospital because I have witnessed, first hand, the power of the love they can give to the children they treat and the parents who are hurting for their children. When true love and care is given to people in a desperate time, they tend to have a positive change in their life and pass that love on to others when they need it(a kind of "pay it forward") and that is one way we can BAN HATE!