BACKSTREET BOYS star Howie Dorough is hosting a live auction to raise cash to find a cure for the deadly Lupus disease that killed his sister.

The I WANT IT THAT WAY star was devastated when his sister lost her battle with Lupus and is determined to help others suffering from the immune system disorder.

The event will take place on 28 July (05) at the Brulee: The Desert Experience at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey - and will raise funds for the Dorough Lupus Foundation, which the singer founded several years ago to honour his sister's memory.

According to MTV News, Howie will also meet with several of his fans who are suffering from the disease, and treat them to a screening of Johnny Depp's hit movie Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

21/07/2005 09:30