SOURCE: Hotel Council of San Francisco

Hotel Council of San Francisco

Hotel Council of San Francisco

June 19, 2012 20:27 ET

Sold! In San Francisco the Giving Is Easy

Hotel Council of San Francisco to Launch an Impressive Online Bidding Auction in Support of the Million Dollar Mission

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - In the true spirit of hospitality, The Hotel Council of San Francisco is partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise funds for vital research and support. One of the most exciting initiatives of the Million Dollar Mission campaign is an unequaled online auction featuring the City's most acclaimed hotels, restaurants and attractions.

The online auction, which will officially "open" on June 25, 2012, will not only feature an unsurpassed collection of one-of-a-kind experiential packages from America's favorite city, but unique travel opportunities from across the globe. Proceeds generated from the online auction, which will be housed on the BiddingForGood site, will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of the Greater Bay Area.

Tom Klein, Million Dollar Mission Campaign Coach, boasts, "The Million Dollar Mission's online auction will showcase almost 100 fantastic travel experiences -- I am amazed at the caliber of experiences that the hoteliers of San Francisco have so generously donated -- the BiddingForGood online auction site will showcase indulgent San Francisco suite stays in addition to luxury packages from Hawaii, the Caribbean and Europe. Also available are once-in-a-lifetime African safaris and thrilling Asian excursions. I'm bidding that this campaign will be San Francisco's most successful and exciting initiative of the summer."

This city-wide crusade, which officially launches July 1, 2012, will bring together thousands of San Francisco hoteliers in a "Million Dollar Mission." The Million Dollar Mission campaign, poised to become one of the City's most impressive single-industry supported fund-raising programs, will help provide financial, educational and social services for individuals and their families affected by blood cancer.

Additional information on the campaign may be found online at: Campaign supporters may donate online at: Please also see the Million Dollar Mission campaign video at

The Hotel Council of San Francisco was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization to represent all segments of the lodging industry. Our city is home to a booming tourism sector, of which the hospitality industry is a proud and vital part. We are the voice of San Francisco's hotels. The membership roster includes San Francisco's leading hotels of all sizes, in addition to more than 40 Allied Members, who are the major suppliers to these properties. Find out more on our website, or by calling (415) 391-5197.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

BiddingForGood is a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers, and socially responsible businesses. Founded in 2003, BiddingForGood provides a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits and schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes we care so much about.

Contact Information

  • Michelle Heston
    San Francisco Hotel Council
    (707) 939-2477
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