Mediaplanet's Vision Health Campaign; Grammy Award winner apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas teams with leading Canadian associations and industry experts to raise awareness on vision health in Canada.

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Mediaplanet announces the distribution of its cross-platform campaign "Vision Health", raising awareness about various vision health issues: how to prevent them; treat them; and live well with prevailing vision loss.

The print component of "Vision Health" was distributed within March 26th's edition of The National Post, with a circulation of approximately 160,000 copies and an estimated readership of 420,000.

The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, click here.

Rapper, producer and philanthropist apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas is the feature cover story for the campaign. He opens up about being legally blind and it's affect on his life and career; the surgery that changed his life; and his charity work in the Philippines.

This campaign was made possible with the support of The Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Herzig Eye Institute, AMI tv, Seva Canada, Essilor, Allergan, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Canadian Association of Optometrists.

About Mediaplanet: Mediaplanet is the leading independent publisher of content-marketing campaigns covering a variety of topics and industries. We turn consumer interest into action by providing readers with motivational editorial, pairing it with relevant advertisers, and distributing it within top newspapers and online platforms around the world.

SOURCE Mediaplanet Ltd

Image with caption: "Apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas struggled with blindness his entire life, but was able to persevere and follow his dreams to stardom. He has recently restored his vision through eye surgery, and is focusing on his solo career and charity work (CNW Group/Mediaplanet Ltd)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150326_C5352_PHOTO_EN_13595.jpg

For further information: Press Contact: Micaela Chapman: Micaela.chapman@mediaplanet.com 416 583 2208

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