Of the many items being auctioned that night for the Children Affected by AIDS foundation are several one-of-a-kind CARS created by Mattel especially for the event. Event is also co-sponsored by Toys R Us in Santa Monica on October 27th.
caaf_dh_la_invite.pdf PDF Link to Event & Ticket Ordering Information.
For CARS fans, three were special custom items …
A Blue & a Red McQueen
(BLU CAR now available with DVD purchase – details here).
A Custom Case Signed by John Lasseter
From ACTION FIGURE INSIDER.
Giant Photo of the CARS custom case & set is also here at ACTION FIGURE INSIDER.
Of particular interest is the auction for CARS fans are some CARS that won’t hit the stores for a few weeks or a few months including:
The Tow Truck & Richard Clayton Kensington (Security Van)
Not Chuck with Pit Tools (nice addition and to keep him in scale)
No surprise, a Mia Tia Dinoco version.
Pit Crew/Lightning Bolt Ramone (next to Blue Ghostlight Ramone)
Pit Crew Guido with 4 Tires.
UPDATE – Set apparently sold for $13,000 to the President of Mattel (opening bid was $3,000). Info from AF Times.
Here’s are some photos from last year’s event (Jamie Lee Curtis & Dakota Fanning)
And from this year’s Honorary Event Chair …
Here is the full press release from the foundation:
“TERI HATCHER TRICK OR TREATS AT CHILDREN AFFECTED BY AIDS FOUNDATION’S DREAM HALLOWEEN® “UNDER THE BIG TOP”
HOSTED BY JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Jason Priestley and Doris Roberts Serve as Honorary Vice Co-Chairs;
Andrea Bowen and Rumer Willis lead Skeleton Crew;
Universal Studios Honored with Ribbon of Dreams® Award;
LOS ANGELES, October X, 2007 – Honorary event chair Teri Hatcher joins Host Jamie Lee Curtis to support children affected by AIDS at the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation’s 14th Annual Dream Halloween® Los Angeles. Jason Priestley and Doris Roberts will serve as honorary vice co-chairs. Andrea Bowen joins the group as chair of the Skeleton Crew and Rumer Willis acts as vice-chair. Each Halloween while children nationally dress up and collect candy, children affected by AIDS continue to face daily hardships. This October, Joe Cristina, Mattel executive, Founder and Board Chair, of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (www.CAAF4kids.org), accompanied by an array of costumed celebrities, invite families “under the big top” for a circus-themed Halloween celebration to benefit these children.
Jamie Lee Curtis will Host this year’s Dream Halloween® Los Angeles at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Air Center from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Teri Hatcher will be presented with a one-of-a-kind doll by Mattel, Inc. modeled in her likeness while her on-screen daughter Andrea Bowen will be honored with a one-of-a-kind Polly Pocket™ doll in her likeness. Mattel will also create a one-of-a-kind Polly Pocket™ of actress Rumer Willis. A one-of-a-kind Hot Wheels® will be made with actor, Jason Priestley. All four celebrities have agreed to auction these unique items during the event with the proceeds benefiting the foundation.
Mattel, Inc. Chairman and CEO Bob Eckert and Toys“R”Us, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jerry Storch are serving as Event Co-chairs of Dream Halloween® Los Angeles.
Joe Cristina and Doris Roberts, will welcome hundreds of families to Dream Halloween® in-costume, where they will trick-or-treat for toys, meet their favorite cartoon characters, play games, create arts and crafts and enjoy delicious food from Chaya Venice, Drago, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Lucky Strike Lanes, Minx Restaurant & Lounge, My Chef Organic Meals, Pastries by Edie and the Law firm of Keesal, Young & Logan, Roy’s of Woodland Hills, and Universal Studios Hollywood. ,
In addition, Universal Studios will receive the foundation’s Ribbon of Dreams ® Award in the Industry Category for their work in helping the organization achieve its mission.
“We are blessed with the support of the Hollywood community, the toy and children’s entertainment industry and many others who help sustain the important work we do to provide basic needs for children affected by this horrible epidemic,” said Cristina. “In the past 14 years, events like this have helped us raise more than $26 million that directly helps the kids in our programs throughout this country, Latin America, and the Caribbean.”
Mattel, Inc. and Toys“R”Us, Inc. are Founding and Presenting sponsors of Dream Halloween® Los Angeles. Other event sponsors include American Airlines, Besser Design Group, Jill and Tom Barad, DHL, Freeman Companies, Latham & Watkins Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, and Universal Studios. These generous businesses provide the underwriting, travel, décor, toys and other children’s activities that make Dream Halloween® an incredible success each year.
How to Attend
For tickets and information, call (310) 201-5033.
Worldwide there are more than 40 million people infected with HIV and more than 15 million children orphaned by AIDS. The number of children affected by AIDS in the U.S. alone is currently estimated at nearly 125,000.
The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in 1993 by Joe Cristina, a Mattel, Inc. executive whose desire to help children was inspired by the outpouring of support he received when he disclosed his own HIV-positive status. The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation is the only organization solely devoted to providing social, educational, recreational and other critical support programs to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries.
CAAF accomplishes its mission domestically and abroad through four programs including domestic grant making, domestic initiatives, international grant making and international initiatives.”