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While J.K. Rowling makes few public appearances and participates in even fewer book signings, fans now have a chance to obtain all seven books in the Harry Potter series, each autographed by the author. The catch? It will require a hefty sum of money to obtain the set, which will be auctioned off beginning at midnight on September 1, 2007.
The money will benefit a worthy cause, however, with all proceeds from the auction going to the Catie Hoch Foundation. Rowling has generously supported the foundation since Catie's death in 2000 from neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer. Rowling began e-mailing the 9-year-old Harry Potter fan that year, and even called her on the phone to read portions of her then in-progress book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The Catie Hoch foundation provides families of young cancer patients with funds which allow them to "take a break from cancer" and participate in a number of fun activities. The charity also provides funding for cancer research and endows a research position at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Catie was treated. To bid on the autographed set, or to make a donation to the foundation, visit http://www.whenharrymetcatie.com/. The auction winner will be announced September 28th.