Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. today pledged it’s support to help Teenage Cancer Trust, a leading UK charity which helps young people fight cancer. Mad Catz has joined forces with the founder and lead singer of legendary rock band ‘The Who’, Roger Daltrey CBE, who has signed two Mad Catz Rock Band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Guitar controllers to be auctioned on eBay. All proceeds of the autographed guitar controllers will go to Teenage Cancer Trust. The auction is set to begin on February 4, 2010, is expected to end the evening of February 10, 2010. Timing of the auction is to coincide with Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010, during which halftime show ‘The Who’ are scheduled to perform.
Mad Catz has also pledged to donate 15% of all proceeds from the sale of its Rock Band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controllers for Xbox 360 through its online UK and US retail destinations by visiting store.gameshark.net (UK) & store.gameshark.com (US) between the dates of February 3, 2010 and February 10, 2010.
To further support Teenage Cancer Trust, Mad Catz also will be donating a range of its popular video game and entertainment accessories to all of the charity’s specialist units in the UK and pledge to continue supporting the important work carried out by Teenage Cancer Trust for time to come.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, “Mad Catz is committed to support Teenage Cancer Trust. We are honored to be able to play a role in their important work.”
Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust commented, “We are delighted that Mad Catz is lending their support to Teenage Cancer Trust. Our units provide a sense of normality for young people being treated for cancer and so having the latest games and gaming equipment available is really important to them. We’re also very grateful to Roger Daltrey for his tireless support of the charity.”
Teenage Cancer Trust funds and develops specialist teenage cancer units within hospitals so that groups of kids can get well together in a sort of family atmosphere. Their aim is to make sure that young people with cancer survive and live a healthy life beyond. Those of you wanting to help may make a bid on Ebay of all the great items by clicking here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110490227515&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123 and here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110490241465&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123 so get out there and bid guys. It’s for a good cause.