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Olympian Scott Goldblatt Organizes Charity Auction Benefiting the Melanoma Research Foundation -- August 26, 2004

ATHENS, Greece, August 26. TOGETHER with eBay Giving Works, two-time Olympian Scott Goldblatt (Scotch Plains, NJ/Kansas City, Kan.) has announced he is organizing an Olympic Team memorabilia charity auction to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation.

The Melanoma Research Foundation has worked to aid in the research and development of drugs and treatments for melanoma, while educating individuals about the disease and its preventative measures.

As of 2000, melanoma strikes 1 in 74 people. Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the world, and currently there are more new cases than HIV/AIDS. Melanoma makes up only 5% of all cancer cases, but 71% of cancer deaths.* In May of 1997, Goldblatt lost his mother, Linda Goldblatt, to this disease.

“I have seen what this disease can do, and together with your help, hope to educate others in the prevention of the disease,” said Goldblatt.

Goldblatt is asking US Olympians to help in this auction by donating a unique item.

For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact Goldblatt directly at scott@goldblatt.info.

*Statistics from the Melanoma Research Foundation.