Novak Diabetes Auction

Author Brenda Novak has announced her Fifth Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research, set to begin on May 1 and run through the end of the month. Lots are being donated by authors and publishers with the funds going to support diabetes research. Having raised $252,300 in 2008, Novak is hoping to break $300,000 in May 2009. In addition, the individual who places the most bids (whether winning or not) will receive an HP touch screen computer valued at $1300.

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Lunch (or Golf) With an Astronaut

The Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia is in progress until April 18. The auction, sponsored by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, offers chances to dine with astronauts such as John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, and Tom Stafford, play golf with Jim McDivitt, or snorkeling with Al Worden, among others.

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