Oscar nominated A-list actor joined children, traders and brokers on
CIBC's trading floor
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Mark Wahlberg, with other top
entertainment and sport personalities such as Rasta Phil, helped CIBC
employees and clients raise a record $4.5 million for Canadian
children's charities on Miracle Day.
"I know first-hand the important work done by charities and
organizations that support youth," said Mr. Wahlberg. "As a kid, I was
fortunate enough to spend my free time in the positive and nurturing
environment of the Boys and Girls club. I am pleased to support CIBC
Miracle Day because together we can make a difference."
Held this year on Dec. 5, CIBC's Miracle Day is the annual flagship
fundraising event for the CIBC Children's Foundation. It has raised a
total of nearly $69 million donated to hundreds of children's charities
across Canada since 1984.
"This year's Miracle Day was an incredibly successful day for the CIBC
Children's Foundation, thanks in part to the presence of personalities
like Mark Wahlberg and Rasta Phil," said Allison White Gryspeerdt,
Senior Manager of National Programs for CIBC Children's Foundation.
"I am glad to have been involved in this year's Miracle Day event and
helped to raise more attention for the CIBC Children's Foundation,"
says Rasta Phil, aka Phil Thomas, who is a music star and
mentor/advisor/co-producer to many famous artists and music groups via
his company Rasta Phil Entertainment, including Mark Wahlberg and the
New Edition. "It is an important charitable event that deserves to get
all the funds possible to support children's needs across the country."
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