|Grammy-winner Toni Braxton opened bidding at 2011 auction in NYC|
Today, is the launch of Autism Speaks and marks its 3rd year auctioning off porcelain Lindt Gold Bunnies, signed and autographed by 70 celebrities.
This year, celeb moms Jennifer Garner, Katherine Heigl, Kelly Rutherford, Brooke Burke and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few, have participated. From today until March 18, supporters can bid on these bunnies at the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction site at ebay. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction benefits Autism Speaks. Since 2009, Lindt has raised over $325,000 for the cause.
|Jennifer Garner autographed a gold Lindt bunny on auction now|
“Early diagnosis makes a lifetime of difference,” Toni Braxton, who contributed one of the bunnies on auction and whose son Diezel has autism, told She Knows. “We have him in occupational therapy, speech therapy, he’s being mainstreamed [and] he’s in public school. He does have his special therapies, but we are very, very lucky
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Lindt chocolate bunny which has been a hallmark sweet treat to eat during Easter.
I just bid! It’s at $25.00 so far this morning! It would be great if a Bellyitch reader won one of the gold autographed bunnies signed by one of our celeb favorite moms, including our most recent Bump Watch favorite, J. Garner.
If you do, please let us know so we can highlight you on the site! Good luck! Happy bidding!