Original MTV VJs To Auction Advance Peek At Their 'UNPLUGGED ADVENTURES' To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

 Original MTV VJs To Auction Advance Peek At Their 'UNPLUGGED ADVENTURES' To
                    Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid the ongoing Hurricane Sandy
relief efforts the four original MTV VJs (Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan
Hunter, Martha Quinn) have all signed two limited advance paperback proofs of
Books; May 7, 2013), for auction on eBay Giving Works with all profits going
to New York Cares and Best Friends Animal Society. The perfect gift for any
'80s fan, these will be the only signed copies of proofs. To bid,go to ebay
charity at this link: bit.ly/Vq1foF. The first auction begins on December 3rd
and will last for one week, and the second auction will begin on December
10^th, also lasting for one week.

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Together, the original five VJs stood in as surrogates for viewers, offering a
fan's-eye glimpse into the world of rock and pop during its 80's heyday. It
was an era when stars like Madonna, Van Halen, and Michael Jackson were still
routinely shocking and dazzling audiences and fans clung to every word that
these culture makers broadcast from the MTV studios. Simultaneously part of
the scene and outside observers, the VJs interviewed, hung out, partied with,
and occasionally dated some of the most famous names of the day.

Auction 1: Best Friends Animal Society is the leader of the no-kill shelter
movement in the United States and a veteran rescue organization from the days
of Hurricane Katrina, has been working through its New York programs office
and emergency first responders to distribute food and supplies to a wide area
surrounding the hardest hit areas in New Jersey. Additionally, Best Friends
has been transporting animals affected by the storm to shelters ready to take
them and get them into new homes. Best Friends operates the nation's largest
no-kill sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals in southwestern

Auction 2: New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization.
Its mission is to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing New Yorkers in
volunteer service year round on over 18,000 projects throughout the five
boroughs. New York Cares is proud to have been on the front lines of the
relief efforts since Hurricane Sandy hit and continues to deploy thousands of
volunteers to aid in the city's long-term recovery. www.newyorkcares.org

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