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Star Power for Lustgarten Foundation

12/14/2004 2:46 AM Eastern

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research enlisted some heavy-hitting celebrities to design one-of-a-kind holiday cards with original artwork and personalized messages.

The foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in August 1998 to advance the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. It was named for former Cablevision Systems Corp. vice chairman and pancreatic-cancer victim Marc Lustgarten.

Among celebrities who created cards: Jessica Simpson, Julianne Moore, Jay-Z, Donald Trump, Woody Allen, John Malkovich, Ja Rule, Kelly Ripa, Karolina Kurkova, Ashanti, Glenn Close, Adam Sandler, LL Cool J, Derek Jeter, Jessica Biel, Carson Daly, Hugh Jackman, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Piper Perabo, Howard Stern, Kevin Bacon, Bill Cosby, Reba McEntire, Sum 41, Isiah Thomas, Diane von Furstenberg, Tony Danza, Jenny McCarthy, Edie Falco, Jon Favreau, Candice Bergen, Matthew Modine, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bobby Kennedy and Chris Rock.

Each celebrity’s card is being auctioned off exclusively on eBay Inc. (www.ebay.com) Dec. 10-23, with all proceeds to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation.

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