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Amazon.com Hosting Celebrity Charity Auction To Benefit Fight Against Breast Cancer

Amazon.com Auctions Joins Harley-Davidson and the American Cancer Society in a Major Celebrity Auction and Rock Concert Fundraiser

SEATTLE, June 4--/PRNewswire/--Amazon.com Auctions is hosting an online auction of celebrity-signed items as part of the "Rock and Roar for a Cure" fundraiser being held by Harley-Davidson and the American Cancer Society. Rock and Roar for a Cure includes a celebrity auction and rock concert to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

At Amazon.com Auctions, now through June 14, 1999, collectors and auction enthusiasts can place bids on many items autographed by popular television, soap-opera, and sports celebrities. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. A partial list of items includes:

 

  • The ultimate Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a 1999 FLSTF Fat Boy Softail, signed by all the celebrities, sports figures, and stars who participate in the event
  • Motorcycle helmet, autographed by Jay Leno
  • Final episode of Mad About You script, signed by various cast members
  • Days of Our Lives script, signed by the entire cast
  • Black-and-white, autographed photo of Leonardo DiCaprio with a calendar
  • Autographed copy of John Grisham's The Testament
  • Autographed photo of Mariah Carey
  • Autographed photo of Denzel Washington
  • Autographed cast photo from Fraiser, signed by the entire cast
  • Autographed photo of Heather Locklear
  • Autographed X-Files movie poster signed by Gillian Anderson
  • Autographed copy of Crystal Waters and Dennis Rodman's recording "Just a Freak"
"This is a great opportunity for fans to own items signed by their favorite celebrities and to support a great cause in the process," said Joel Spiegel, vice president and general manager, Amazon.com Auctions. "But get ready to bid, because I have my eye on the Harley."

Rock and Roar for a Cure is being held on June 5 in New York City. The evening begins with a celebrity and VIP cocktail party and preauction preview onboard the leisure yacht Diplomat, docked pier-side at the Chelsea Piers. The party will be followed by a celebrity auction event in the Chelsea Pier Park area from 7 to 9 p.m., and will conclude with a summertime Pier concert by Meat Loaf from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets to the auction and concert are available from Ticketmaster for $40, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Those who cannot attend the event can go to www.amazon.com/auctions to bid on their favorite celebrity items.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), the Internet's No. 1 music, No. 1 video, and No. 1 book retailer, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest SelectionTM with free electronic greeting cards, online auctions, and more than 4.7 million book, music-CD, video, DVD, and computer-game titles. Amazon.com seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where people can find and discover anything they may want to buy online. As part of its efforts to provide the best shopping experience for customers, Amazon.com provides secure credit-card payment, personalized recommendations, streamlined ordering through 1-ClickSM technology, and hassle-free auction bidding with Bid-ClickSM.

Amazon.com operates two international Web sites: www.amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom and www.amazon.de in Germany. Amazon.com also operates PlanetAll (www.planetall.com), a Web-based address book, calendar, and reminder service. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 150,000 movies and entertainment programs and 500,000 cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1892 to the present. Amazon.com also operates LiveBid.com (www.livebid.com), the sole provider of live-event auctions on the Internet.

In addition, Amazon.com has invested in leading Internet retailers that are improving the lives of customers by making shopping easier and more convenient: drugstore.com, a complete online provider of health, beauty, wellness, and prescription-drug products, at www.drugstore.com; Pets.com, the largest pet-supply company on the Internet and a valuable source of free information for pet owners, at www.pets.com; HomeGrocer.com, the first fully integrated Internet grocery-shopping and home-delivery service, with operations in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, at www.homegrocer.com.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's limited operating history, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends, competition, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth, risks related to auction services, and risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic alliances. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1999.

Amazon.com, Amazon.com Auctions, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Internet Movie Database, PlanetAll, Earth's Biggest Selection, Bid-Click and 1-Click are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc., or its affiliates. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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