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The Bidding Continues as "Project Runway" Fans Vie to Win a One-of-a-Kind Autographed Portfolio in a Special Online Auction to Benefit Autism Speaks

Proceeds to Help Increase Awareness About Autism and Fund Critical Scientific Research

NEW YORK (March 7, 2006) - For those who fashion themselves huge fans of “Project Runway,” there is now a unique opportunity to "make it work" with a beautiful portfolio, autographed by the cast of the Bravo reality series after their recent appearance on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch." The one-of-a-kind item will go to the highest bidder of a benefit eBay auction that uns through 5pm E.T. on Saturday, March 11 Those interested in getting in on the bidding can visit and click on the "Project Runway Autographed Portfolio on Ebay" link to be directed to the auction web page. [Editor's Note: Bidding for the portfolio is now closed, with a winning bid of $1,025.]


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Click here for the eBay auction.


All proceeds from the auction go to Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of the growing autism epidemic and to raising money to fund scientists who are searching for a cure. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric and Chairman and CEO, NBC Universal. Autism Speaks and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) recently combined operations, bringing together two of the leading organizations dedicated to accelerating and funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increasing awareness of the nation's fastest growing developmental disorder; and to advocating for the needs of affected families. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit please visit