Rare $1 Million Enzo Ferrari Donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) Car To Be Auctioned Live at Runway For Life(R) in Beverly Hills to Help

Children With Cancer and Other Catastrophic Diseases

-- One of only 400 Cars Ever Made Will Be Auctioned Live on September 15 in

Beverly Hills to Raise Funds for the World-Renowned Children's Research

Hospital --



    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A private owner of one of the
 most famous performance cars in history, an Enzo Ferrari, has donated the
 rare, $1 million automobile to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to
 help children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The motor car
 will be offered for sale during the live auction at the fourth annual
 Runway For Life(R), the prestigious, high-wattage, celebrity fashion event
 on September 15 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The donor of
 this generous gift wishes to remain anonymous, and the auctioneer will be
 Andrea Fiuczynski, president of Christie's Los Angeles.
     This marks the second time that an Enzo has come up at public auction
 to benefit a charity. Launched in 2003 by Ferrari, only 399 of these exotic
 Enzos were ever manufactured and sold. One additional car was built and
 presented to Pope John Paul II by Ferrari, which was later auctioned for
 tsunami relief.
     The Enzo Ferrari up for bid at Runway For Life(R) is model year 2003,
 U.S. specification, with 1,300 miles and features a red exterior with black
 interior. The car is being offered by its original owner and has been
 garaged and maintained at a Ferrari workshop. All books, tools and custom
 luggage are included with the car. Bidding on the car will begin at
 $875,000.
     Car aficionados will note the Enzo's racecar styling, 650hp 12-cylinder
 engine, carbon ceramic brakes and the ability to go from 0-60 in 3.3
 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. The legendary Ferrari V12 at the heart
 of this super car ensures that it is among the fastest street-legal cars in
 the world. The scissor doors, carbon fiber body, steering wheel mounted
 controls, and sequential paddle-shift transmission reflect the most
 advanced concepts in Formula 1 racing technology.
     The fourth annual Runway For Life(R) is sponsored by Disney's "The
 Little Mermaid Platinum" Edition 2 Disc DVD and the Conair Corporation to
 ensure that 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit St. Jude
 Children's Research Hospital and is expected to raise more than $2 million
 for the world renowned children's research hospital.
     The spectacular evening will also feature top models and celebrities
 including: Cindy Crawford, Phil Donahue, Daisy Fuentes, Deidre Hall,
 Patricia Heaton, Jane Kaczmarek, Anna Kournikova, Jenny McCarthy, Nancy
 O'Dell, Jaime Pressly, Jeff Probst, Lisa Rinna, Cybill Shepherd, Alison
 Sweeney, Marlo Thomas, Amber Valletta, Amy Yasbeck and more. The
 celebrity-turned-models will walk a virtual underwater catwalk in an
 under-the-sea adventure inspired by the film "The Little Mermaid." The
 extraordinary action-filled evening will celebrate the underwater world of
 "Ariel and friends" and will feature stunts, special effects and dance
 sequences themed to the film.
     Interested bidders are asked to email rani@pop.net for further
 information about the auction.
     About Runway For Life (R) and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
     Runway For Life(R) event co-founders, Terre Thomas, daughter of St.
 Jude founder Danny Thomas, and close family friend Robert Ellis inaugurated
 Runway For Life(R) in 2002. To date, the event has raised more than $3.25
 million to honor Danny Thomas' dream that "no child should die in the dawn
 of life." For more information or to purchase tickets for the September 15
 event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, please call 310.996.1188.
     St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for
 its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and
 other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas
 and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries
 with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever
 pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without
 insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by
 ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit
 www.stjude.org.
 
 

SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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