Omaha, NE – July 20, 2015 – Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, powered a benefit auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® this past weekend. On July 11th, the coveted 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Launch Edition, the first new-generation MX-5 to go on sale in the U.S., sold to an online bidder with Proxibid for $50,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will benefit St. Jude, thanks to the generous donation of the vehicle by Mazda.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening disease. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use their knowledge to save thousands more children. Thanks to partners like Mazda and Proxibid, buyers and supporters from as far away as the United Kingdom were able to participate in this auction, helping us to raise even greater awareness and funds for the hospital, and ensuring families never receive a bill from St. Jude.
In addition to the Mazda 2016 MX-5 Launch Edition, the winning bidder also received a Mazda-branded BOSE SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker in a gift box, along with select items from Mazda’s upcoming Heritage Collection apparel line. Based on the premium MX-5 Grand Touring, all Launch Edition MX-5 vehicles come in Soul Red with a Sport Tan leather interior―a color combination exclusive to the Launch Edition for 2016.
For more information about this, and other auctions, please visit www.proxibid.com.
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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening disease. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.