Justin Bieber and other stars donate sunglasses for charity auction
TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Justin Bieber, Sarah McLachlan, David Foster and
other great celebrities all have something in common: they're helping
Canadians rebuild their lives after losing their vision - by donating
their sunglasses to CNIB for the charity's upcoming Shades of Fun
auction on eBay.
Opening to the public at www.cnib.ca/auctions on May 13, the auction is part of CNIB's Shades of Fun campaign, an
annual fundraiser that encourages Canadians from coast to coast to slip
on their sunglasses throughout May to protect their eyes from UV
damage, and raise funds to support CNIB services for people with vision
"Whether it's the families of my Foundation or Canadians getting too
much sun (yes it does shine a lot in Canada!), the well being of
Canadians is important to me," said multiple Grammy award-winning
producer, David Foster, who was the first celebrity to lend his
support. "Please wear your shades to shield yourself from the sun's UV
rays - or the paparazzi."
Foster is joined in his support of CNIB by other entertainers, athletes
and media personalities: Canada AM's Jeff Hutcheson, actor Erin Karpluk
(CBC's "Being Erica"), Olympic Gold Medalist Christine Nesbitt, and
musicians Jann Arden and Carole Pope, among others.
"We're thrilled and humbled by the generosity of these celebrities,"
said Steve Lutz, Vice President of Fund Development, CNIB. "Their
participation will go a long way toward raising awareness about vision
health, and raising funds for CNIB services from coast to coast."
Fans can view the full list of participating celebrities and their
sunglasses at www.cnib.ca/auctions. The auction starts on May 13 and is open to bidders across Canada and
around the world. All proceeds will help support CNIB services for
Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, like learning how to cook
again, walk safely with a white cane or use a computer.
About Shades of Fun
Shades of Fun day and the Shades of Fun celebrity auction are among many
exciting initiatives taking place in May as part of CNIB Vision Health
Month. Throughout May, CNIB is calling on Canadians to take control of
their eye health by getting their eyes checked, wearing sunglasses
year-round and learning more about vision health. To learn more, visit www.shadesoffunday.ca
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based
support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are
blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and
opportunities to fully participate in life. To make a donation or learn
more, visit www.cnib.ca or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642.
CNIB eBay auction: www.cnib.ca/auctions
Shades of Fun day: www.shadesoffunday.ca
For further information:
Manager, Marketing & Communications
416-486-2500 (ext. 7715)