Bode Miller’s helmet being auctioned

Bode Miller

U. S. skier Bode Miller's helmet worn by him in the Vancouver Games is being auctioned. This auction is taking place to help raise money for a woman Pam Warman of South Lake Tahoe who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The auction of the five-time Olympic medalist's helmet is being done by eBay. Warman is a former U. S. Ski Team technician was diagnosed with cancer seven weeks ago following a routine mammogram.

Miller wore the signed helmet for February 27 slalom. He skied out eight seconds into the race.

Warman said, "Bode has always been an extremely generous guy. I remember him buying U. S. Ski Team jackets for the development team a while ago. No one knew where they came from. Bode didn't want the credit, he just wanted to help out."

Jake Zamansky, Warman's friend and a member of the U. S. Ski Team, arranged the auction.

On Sunday the bidding began at $500 and had reached $2,900 on Saturday morning. The auction closes Wednesday night.