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Bears launch Bids for Bears Care fundraiser

A Khalil Mack signed helmet - one of the items available to bid on as part of the Bids for Bears Care fundraiser.
A Khalil Mack signed helmet - one of the items available to bid on as part of the Bids for Bears Care fundraiser.

The Bears and Bears Care, the team's charitable arm, on Monday launched the Bids for Bears Care fundraiser brought to you by PNC Bank.

The five-day auction will be held via the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon through Friday, Sept. 3. Each day will feature new items that are available for one day only; new items will be posted each morning and close in the evening.

Some of the items include VIP Gameday packages that include pregame field access, a helicopter ride with Bears tight end Jimmy Graham in Florida and one hour of video gaming with running back Tarik Cohen´╗┐.

All proceeds will benefit Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, which supports targeted programs in the areas of education, youth athletics, women's cancer research, and initiatives addressing health and economic disparities.

Bids for Bears Care is being held with support from PNC Bank, Hyundai, Jewel-Osco, Miller Lite and United Airlines. To learn more about the auction, please visit ChicagoBears.com/BidsForBearsCare.

Bears Care was established as a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in 1995, a partnership that continued until 2005 when Bears Care incorporated as a 501 c 3 organization. Throughout this time, Bears Care has been committed to improving the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, especially disadvantaged children and their families, through targeted programs supporting education, youth athletics and medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer. Since 2005, Bears Care has issued grants totaling more than $21.5 million to over 100 qualifying agencies. For more information, please visit ChicagoBears.com/BearsCare.

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