To assist in the financial support for families who have a child with cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) will hold an online silent auction with more than 100 items. The silent auction is now live with an in-person preview event set for 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Nurture Cottage & Mesa Burger.

Since the start of COVID-19, TBCF has been providing additional services for families, including money for rent assistance, grocery gift cards, more emotional support groups with licensed therapists, virtual and in-person tutoring, meal and care package delivery, and virtual family fun events to keep their kids engaged.

Every year, TBCF hosts its annual Gold Ribbon Campaign throughout September to raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the annual in-person Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon, which is a major source of funding for the nonprofit, has been cancelled,

This year, the campaign is solely focused on raising funds and awareness for the organization and the families its serves, which includes the online auction and Honor Wall.

TBCF’s auction includes items such as a one-night stay for 10 people at Sunstone Villa; two-night stay and dinner in Palm Springs; Tim Allen’s voice on your outgoing voicemail; a San Francisco Giants men’s jersey; multiple items from Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Hermes and Ballenciaga; a David Yurman necklace; gift basket from Field and Forts; and an alpaca throw from Jenni Kayne.

“We are so grateful to our wonderful supporters and those who donated these fantastic auction items,” said Eryn Shugart, interim executive director. “We look forward to seeing our friends and supporters come out to our in-person preview event to grab some pastries, a cup of coffee and to see some of these items.

“We also will have a drawing, wine pull, and an Honor Wall for people to make contributions in honor of a TBCF child or another loved one they have known with cancer.”

The in-person preview is a walk-through event with social distancing guidelines in place, with masks required; Renaud’s coffee and pastries will be served.

Bidding will be online only, and some items are available to purchase. To view items and help support families who have a child with cancer, visit: