Bachelor auction for a cause

Rowe's date will get to pamper herself with a manicure and pedicure at a spa in Clifton Park, the Silver Parrot donated something, a liquor store donated a gift certificate and there will be dinner and a night at a comedy club.

"I did a quick survey of all my friends and said 'what would you like?' They said show them a good time so I'm going to take them out and give them something they wouldn't expect," said Rowe.

Rowe gave a quick self-pitch.

"I like to have fun, I'm athletic, I'm a triathelete, a marathon runner and I'm training for the ironman. I like to go out and have a great time and a lot of laughs. Whoever bids on me, plan to have fun," said Rowe.

Mclean also gave a pitch of his own.

"I think I'm funny, down to earth, I love to meet new people and I love to try to give back to the community if I can. I think I'm a fun guy," said Mclean.

Besides a fun night, the event will help fund AFSP programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase awareness about depression and suicide and build AFSPs presence in the region. One of the programs Reid is most passionate about is the survivor outreach program.

"When a family requests it, they ask that we come meet with them and we have trained volunteers who are also survivors of suicide loss. For anyone who ha gone down this road, they know this type of loss is different than any other death. It's very isolating, there's the guilt, questioning this helps people understand what they're feeling is normal and an opportunity to share what works, what doesn't work and to link up with survivors," said Reid.

The night starts at Vapor Night Club at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet with the bachelors, who range in age from 22 to 48. At 7 p.m. is the auction and at 9 p.m. is a VIP reception. Information about the events and how to purchase tickets can be found on the website, http://on.fb.me/2011bachelorauction.


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