SOURCE: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

December 15, 2006 17:06 ET

"Survivor: Cook Islands" Props and Memorabilia up for Bid December 17-28 to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Fans Are Encouraged to Visit www.pedaids.org and Outlast, Outplay and Outbid All for a Great Cause

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2006 -- Stranded in the same remote waters of the Cook Islands that witnessed the real-life "Mutiny on the Bounty" over 200 years ago, the castaways of the CBS-TV adventure series, "Survivor: Cook Islands," mirrored history with their own mutinies and hidden idols on the most talked about season yet. On Sunday, December 17, the world will discover which scheming competitor on "Survivor: Cook Islands" will earn the coveted million-dollar prize and the title of "Sole Survivor." And once again, fans can be part of the action. "Survivor: Cook Islands" has partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to offer exclusive props and memorabilia from the show on an online auction. The charity auction will run from Sunday, December 17 through Thursday, December 28. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation and support their work to eradicate pediatric HIV and AIDS.

"We are so pleased that we are able to offer the props from 'Survivor: Cook Islands' to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation," said Survivor executive producer and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Board Member, Mark Burnett. "Each time someone bids on props or memorabilia from 'Survivor,' they are ensuring a healthier future for children all over the world. I am proud that the 'Survivor' series has been able to help raise awareness of the Foundation's work and provide vital funding. To date, the partnership has raised close to $1.8 million."

Out Bid Other "Survivor: Cook Islands" Fans to Own a Piece of the Game

"Survivor: Cook Islands" began with the 20 castaways aboard an ancient ship in the heart of the South Pacific -- a precursor to the wild events to come. Jumping overboard and beginning the arduous paddle to their beaches, it was clear to the competitors that this edition of the series would push them to their limits. For "Survivor" fans, your challenge is to bid to own more than 300 one-of-a-kind items from "Survivor: Cook Islands." Just a few of the prized souvenirs available for sale include:

--  "Survivor:  Cook Islands"  Castaway Torches, Tribal Flags and Banners
--  Immunity Necklace and Immunity Idol
--  The "Survivor:  Cook Islands" Voting Urn with Final Votes
--  Second chance to bid on items from "Survivors: Pearl Islands, Vanuatu,
    and Guatemala"
--  Two tickets to next season's live finale episode in New York City!
    
For A Winning Bid, Log Onto www.pedaids.org

Immediately following the West Coast airing of "Survivor: Cook Islands" on Sunday, December 17 (11:00 PM PST), log onto www.pedaids.org to make the winning bid and become the lucky owner of priceless keepsakes from "Survivor: Cook Islands." The charity auction will run from Sunday, December 17 through Thursday, December 28, with new items offered daily from December 17-21. All proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

"SURVIVOR" AND THE ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION

"Survivor" first partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation during the filming of "Survivor: Africa" to highlight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and the work of the Foundation to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. As part of his ongoing commitment to the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, "Survivor" Executive Producer Mark Burnett joined the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Board of Directors, and has facilitated charity auctions to benefit the Foundation surrounding "Survivor: Africa," "Survivor: Marquesas," "Survivor: Thailand," "Survivor: The Amazon," "Survivor: Pearl Islands," "Survivor: All Stars," "Survivor: Vanuatu," "Survivor: Palau," "Survivor Guatemala" and "Survivor: Cook Islands." "Survivor" host, Jeff Probst is a longtime supporter and frequent spokesperson for the Foundation. To date, the partnership has raised close to $1.8 million for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

ABOUT THE ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS. The Foundation's innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts, and rapidly expanding international prevention and treatment programs are bringing hope to the lives of children and families affected by AIDS worldwide. To learn more about the Foundation and its programs, visit the Web site at www.pedaids.org.

ABOUT MARK BURNETT PRODUCTIONS

Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in content for both primetime television and the internet. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as "Eco-Challenge," "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "The Contender," "Rock Star: INXS," "Rock Star: Supernova" and its upcoming co-production with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, "On The Lot." MBP has also partnered with AOL on the highly successful adventure "Gold Rush," the first-ever unscripted project to be produced exclusively for the internet. MBP also successfully reintroduced product placement as an integral part of each of its shows and has garnered a total of 42 Emmy nominations since 2001. Mark Burnett was listed as the #1 Most Valuable Player by TV Guide and was named one of the Top 100 most influential people in the world today by Time Magazine.

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