Quebec stars join Justin Bieber and other celebrities in donating
sunglasses for CNIB charity auction
MONTREAL, May 11 /CNW/ - Véronique Cloutier, Éric Salvail and Justin
Bieber all have something in common: they're helping people rebuild
their lives after losing their vision - by donating their sunglasses to
CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) for the charity's
upcoming Shades of Fun auction on eBay.
Opening to the public on May 13 and available to bidders across Canada
and around the world, the auction is part of CNIB's Shades of Fun
campaign, an annual fundraiser that encourages everyone in Québec and
across Canada 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 loss.
"We're thrilled and humbled by the generosity of these celebrities,"
said Dorothée Janet, Executive Director of CNIB-Quebec. "Their
participation will go a long way toward raising awareness about vision
health and raising funds for CNIB services across Quebec."
Cloutier, Salvail, and Bieber are joined in their support of CNIB by
other entertainers and media personalities including author and
journalist François Dominic Laramée, singer Sarah McLachlan, MuchMusic
VJ Jesse Giddings and Olympic Gold Medalists Scott Moir to only name a
Fans can view the sunglasses and learn more about the participating
celebrities at www.cnib.ca/auctions. All proceeds from the auction will help support CNIB services for
people who are blind or partially sighted across Quebec and Canada,
like emotional support, computer training and access to information in
About Shades of Fun
Shades of Fun day is one of the many exciting initiatives taking place
in May as part of CNIB Vision Health Month. Now in its second year,
Shades of Fun encourages everyone to throw on their sunglasses
throughout May to protect their eyes from UV damage, and hold
fundraisers to support CNIB. For more information, visit www.shadesoffunday.ca
About CNIB Vision Health Month
This May, CNIB is calling on Quebecers and Canadians to take control of
their eye health by getting their eyes checked, wearing sunglasses
year-round and learning more about vision health. Visit www.cnib.ca/visionhealthmonth.
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:
Olivier Fillion-Boutin, OPTIMUM