No, you don’t have to keep rubbing your eyes. That is American Idol judge Steven Tyler above immortalized as a famous Cabbage Patch Doll. And no, this isn’t a new Steven Tyler/Aerosmith merchandise scheme, but a new auction for charity; the Children’s Action Network to be exact. “CAN” is a national adoption awareness organization, which find homes for kids in the US who are in foster care.
Jakks Pacific, the makers of some of the most popular toys out there have created five celebrity dolls to be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the aforementioned charity. The auction began today and will run until November 17. The auction is to help raise awareness and funds for National Adoption Month of November. Former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl has also been turned into a Cabbage Patch kid. This cause is very close to her heart.
“I’m excited to be part of this auction to raise money and awareness for foster children. Adoption is a cause very close to my heart as I have an adopted older sister and an adopted daughter. This auction is important to show the world how many adoptable kids are in great need for stable and loving homes.”
Other celebrities taking part are Al Roker, Broadway baby and television star Kristin Chenoweth and Disney channel and child star Raven Symone. Al Roker stated, “as a father, there is no difference between a biological child and an adopted one, Being a part of this auction is very meaningful to me as I have an adopted daughter and grew up with adopted siblings. Check out the celebrity dolls up for auction below.