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May 03, 2009

Charity Auction to Help Find A Cure for Breast Cancer

The conversations I have for Technology For Business $ake typically focus on hot technology topics small businesses should be aware of, with nationally known subject matter experts in those areas. But I recently recorded a different kind of conversation with my friend John Lawson. Some may know John more by his Twitter handle Colderice.

Besides being a good friend, John fits the profile of my typical guests, as he's an expert in ecommerce being both a certified eBay trainer and Platinum Seller with his 3rd Power Outlet online retail site. And John's Colderice.com blog is a one stop shop for information on eBay, Amazon, Paypal and all things ecommerce. Plus the video rants and podcast interviews are as entertaining as anything you'll find on the web.

So while I could talk to John about ecommerce and social media, which I still will do at some point, the focus of our conversation was on something much more important. John is in the middle of a week long charity auction to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer. He calls it the "Chest to Save Breasts" auction, because John will wear the logo, phrase, slogan or anything (within reason) on the front of the t-shirt he will wear on stage at the upcoming Ecommerce Summit taking place June 3-4 here in Atlanta. John is one of the main organizers, as well as being one of the most popular personalities at the event, so the winner of the auction will not only be helping out a great cause, they'll also be getting some pretty nice exposure at a great conference.

John says that 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be going to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF). With ABCF being registered with Mission Fish, the trusted administrator of eBay's Giving Works program, the bidding is taking place on eBay. All you need to do if you're interested in supporting the cause and bidding is go to eBay.com and type in colderice into the search window at the top of the homepage - or just click here.

The auction will be ending on May 6th at 8pm, culminating with the Colderice-athon Ustream where you can catch John will do his best Jerry Lewis impersonation. For more information please go to http://www.colderice.com/charity. And if you're interested in more information on the Ecommerce Summit you can find it at http://www.ecommerce-summit.com. But for now click the player below to check out my conversation with John to hear why he's doing this auction, or download the mp3 here.

As someone who has lost a family member to breast cancer, I thank John for his efforts in putting all this together, and encourage you to help the cause if you can,

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