Auctions open at 5-minute intervals starting Friday, August 9 at Noon (PDT) on eBay.com
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100% of the final selling price of each rock will go directly to Children's Hospital Orange County.
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MousePlanet is proud to support Children's Hospital Orange County, and we've partnered with CHOC Childrens for this unique FUNdraiser.
Just like the rocks in the movie "A Bug's Life," CHOC Rocks have a deeper meaning. The tradition started with a special little girl named Timmaree, who began painting rocks to pass the time while enduring extensive chemotherapy at CHOC. Eventually doctors, nurses and patients lined up outside her hospital room to get a glimpse. Timmaree is no longer with us, but her legacy endures. Today, Team Timmaree Rocks is one of the largest teams in the annual CHOC Walk, and her friends and family continue to host rock painting events in her memory.
To create their CHOC Rocks, each artist hand-selected their individual blank rocks, picking through piles of stones to provide the perfect canvas for their design. The rocks were lovingly painted with original artwork, and signed by the artist. Your CHOC Rocks is more than a desk accessory - it's a one-of-a-kind collectible featuring original artwork by a well-known artist, and a lasting reminder of the work of CHOC Childrens.
All of the artists who contributed to this project will be familiar to Disney collectors, as they are the very same artists who have created much of the artwork found in the Disney Galleries in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
CHOC is the first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children in Orange County. Since opening its doors, CHOC has led the way in many areas of pediatric health care.
For more than 45 years, CHOC Children's has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 279-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children's Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.
Named one of the best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children's hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC is the first children's hospital in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Serving Those in Need
Our mission is straightforward: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. That's why at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, we are dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be here when they need us most—regardless of their family's ability to pay.
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Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $34,000 for CHOC since 2008. MouseShoppe.com is hosting this eBay auction on behalf of MousePlanet, Inc. and will ship the rocks to winning bidders.
Team MousePlanet returns for our sixth consecutive year at the CHOC Walk in the Park, benefiting Children's Hospital Orange County.
One of the best things about walking with Team MousePlanet is that we handle check-in for our walkers. Instead of making you drive to Irvine the week before the race to collect your wristband and T-shirt, we do that for you, so long as you've met your $50 minimum fundraising goal by Friday, October 4. You only have to meet us in Downtown Disney the morning of the walk to collect your goodies, and then head right into Disneyland to start the walk. [If you meet your goal on or after October 5, you can still walk; you just have to take care of the sign-in yourself.]
The 2013 race is on Sunday, October 13 at the Disneyland Resort. Team registration is now open! Come join us for a day you won't soon forget.
Are you ready to CHOC Walk with Team MousePlanet?