Furnishings from The Apprentice Season 5 Trump Tower Suite to be Auctioned by Clubfurniture. com for Charity
Fans of The Apprentice can bid for some of the furnishings used to decorate the contestants' bedrooms on the upcoming season of the show. All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to The BReast Cancer Foundation.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 23, 2006
Clubfurniture. com, a leading online retailer of high-quality, handcrafted, domestically-manufactured furniture and accessories, announced today that it will auction the headboards that were used in furnishing the Apprentice contestants’ Trump Tower suite on the upcoming season of The Apprentice, premiering Monday at 9/8c on NBC, and donate the proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The auctions will begin on February 27, and 12 Mercer micro-suede twin-size headboards and two complete twin-size Mercer beds will be available (for more information go to: www. clubfurniture. com/comingsoonbeds. html (http://www. clubfurniture. com/comingsoonbeds. html))
“We are excited to be involved with The Apprentice, which has become such a significant part of American culture and with Donald Trump, whose name is synonymous with excellence,” said, Darrin M. King, president of Clubfurniture. com. “We want this opportunity to be about more than just our furnishings and accessories, so we will be auctioning the headboards used on the show with proceeds donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
In season five of The Apprentice, 18 international candidates, with backgrounds ranging from Ivy League graduates to self-made entrepreneurs, endure the scrutiny of Donald Trump and his associates George Ross and Carolyn. The last candidate standing wins the title of "The Apprentice" and will be given a high-level job within The Trump Organization, with a starting salary exceeding six-figures.
“We wanted The Apprentice suite to reflect the Trump lifestyle, so we were looking for refined, upscale furnishings from fresh, unique designers,” said Kelly Van Patter, production designer for The Apprentice. “Clubfurniture. com offers exactly what we wanted, plus they were able to meet our unique needs regarding quantity and a pressing deadline. Since Clubfurniture is an online retailer, I was able to easily and efficiently review their products, and when the furniture arrived it exceeded my expectations.”
100% of the proceeds from the auctions will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide.
“We are truly dedicated to curing breast cancer within our lifetime, and we appreciate Clubfurniture contributing to our effort through these auctions,” said, Robbie Finke director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “We hope that this will not only aid our efforts through the donation from the auction, but will further enhance the recognition for a need for prevention and a cure for a health issue that effects millions of Americans.”
About clubfurniture. com
Founded by brothers Darrin and Jeff King in 1998, clubfurniture. com is a leading retailer of Internet and catalogue home furnishings. Clubfurniture. com offers leather, fabric and slipcover upholstered furniture and accessories that are handcrafted by skilled artisans, who have hundreds of years of combined experience in creating truly exceptional pieces. Each piece is built to order and shipped directly from our four US manufacturers.
Clubfurniture. com and its products have been featured by numerous leading media, including NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Fine Living Network’s “Catalogue This,” Inc., Entrepreneur, New York Spaces and AliBarone. com.
For more information go to www. clubfurniture. com.
About The Apprentice
Donald Trump and his associates George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher are back to test a brand new crop of candidates on their business skills. This season 18 candidates will endure the scrutiny of George, Carolyn, and of course Mr. Trump, as they embark on the job interview of a lifetime. These candidates come from varying backgrounds, ranging from Ivy League graduates, to self-made entrepreneurs with no more than a high school education.
Each week two corporations made up of candidates face off against each other in a series of various business oriented tasks. These tasks challenge the candidates to use innovative thinking, superior people skills, and good old-fashioned hard work to be successful. The corporation that wins enjoys a spectacular reward, but the losers go to the boardroom where Mr. Trump grills them on their mistakes. With input from George, Carolyn, and other surprise boardroom guests, Mr. Trump determines who did the worst job and utters those two infamous words "You're fired!"
The last candidate standing wins the title of "The Apprentice" and will be given a high-level job within The Trump Organization, with a starting salary exceeding six-figures.
For more information go to http://apprentice. tv. yahoo. com/trump/05/index. html (http://apprentice. tv. yahoo. com/trump/05/index. html)
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and genetic research. The Foundation supports scientists at leading medical centers worldwide whose research is focused on achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. In October 2005, $22 million was awarded to 110 researchers across the U. S. and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. Money magazine named BCRF one of America's eight top charities. The Foundation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, four stars, for four consecutive years, which means BCRF has outperformed most other charities in America in efficiently managing its finances.
For more information, visit www. bcrfcure. org or call 1.866.FIND. A.CURE.
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