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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & Others Donating Signed Items to Cancer Charity Auction


Mary McCartney/MPL Communications; Rob ShanahanPaul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton are among the major pop and rock stars who have contributed signed and/or worn neckties and other fashion accessories to an online auction to benefit Cahonas Scotland, a U.K. charity that raises awareness about cancers that specifically affect men.

The Loosen Up! auction, which promotes Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, runs through this Sunday, April 24, featuring items up for bid now at eBay.co.uk. Among the many other music artists contributing items to the sale are Rod Stewart, Queen guitarist Brian MayEurythmicsAnnie Lennox, and Elvis Costello.

McCartney has donated a yellow scarf he wore in conjunction with promoting the 1984 animated film Rupert and the Frog Song.

According to Cahonas Scotland, the ties, scarves and other items donated to the sale are meant to encourage men to “loosen up” and not be “tongue tied” about discussing male cancers such as testicular, prostate and breast cancer.

Other celebrities contributing items to the auction include Garbage‘s Shirley Manson, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Garth Brooks, One Direction, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, Bryan Cranston, Mark Hamill, Ryan Gosling, Ricky Gervais, Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal.

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