'Suit of the Loom' raises money through rubber
ERJ staff report (TP)
California – American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s colourful “Suit of the Loom” is on the auction block, raising money to fight childhood cancer, reported Dan Good for ABC News.
Kimmel wore the suit – consisting of rubber-band creations made by children across the US – on Wednesday’s (26 February) TV episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
He announced the project last month, calling on children (or their parents) to send in bracelets and other designs created using the popular Rainbow Loom rubber band kits.
The suit features a multitude of colours, schemes and styles. One lapel is red. The other is striped. The belt is purple and blue. “J Kimmel” is spelled down the centre of the necktie. One of the pant (trouser) legs features an owl.
Kimmel called himself “98 percent rubber” during Wednesday’s episode, unbuttoning the blazer to showcase its uniqueness.
All the hard work will benefit the MaxLove Project, a non-profit inspired by Max Wilford, 6, who’s fighting brain cancer. Wilford appeared on Wednesday’s episode, with Kimmel giving him a loom cape.
The “Suit of the Loom” is available on eBay, and the auction runs until 8 March. Bidding climbed to $3,500 (€2,562) within a few hours of Wednesday’s airing.
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