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Vanessa Hudgens auctioning off MTV VMA gown for charity

Actress Vanessa Hudgens is auctioning off the dress she wore to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards to raise cash for a cancer charity.

Bidding for the silk Candie's Couture gown began on Monday (23Jan12) and the auction will continue on eBay.com until 2 February (12).

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

Vanessa Hudgens says, "I am proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and all the incredible work they do. Cancer touches all of our lives in some way and I am honoured to donate this gorgeous Candie's Couture gown to help to raise funds and awareness for this important initiative."

This is the first eBay auction Vanessa Hudgens, who was part of the 2010 Stand Up To Cancer telethon, has taken part in.