Springsteen, Twain To Sponsor Benefit

Guitar autographed by Boss to be among items up for bid at annual auction to aid cancer patients.

Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Elton John and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts have signed on as sponsors for an auction to benefit cancer patients. The seventh annual Kristen Ann Carr Fund Winter Semi-Formal will be held Feb. 26 at the 200 Fifth Club in New York, Springsteen's publicists said. The charity, which funds research and outreach for sarcoma cancer victims, is named for the late daughter of Springsteen co-manager Barbara Carr and Boss biographer Dave Marsh. Among the items up for bid are a guitar autographed by Springsteen and artwork signed by Carlos Santana and Sarah McLachlan. Tickets are available online (www.sarcoma.com). The event is co-sponsored by MTV Networks. (SonicNet is a division of the MTV Interactive Group.)