Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg to join CIBC
in raising millions for kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day
Oscar nominated actor will join children, traders and brokers on CIBC's
TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Hollywood superstar Mark
Wahlberg will join CIBC employees on CIBC Miracle Day to help raise millions
"I know first-hand the important work done by charities and organizations that
support kids and youth," says 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."
WHO: Mark Wahlberg, Oscar nominated actor, producer and
CIBC traders and brokers.
Children and charity representatives.
WHAT: Join Mark Wahlberg as he meets kids, employees and makes call
to clients to help raise money for children's charities.
CIBC Miracle Day is one of Canada's largest single-day
fundraiser for children's charities in Canada.
WHEN: Morning of December 5, 2012
WHY: For the past 28 years, CIBC Miracle Day has supported and
improved the quality of life for Canadian children. Whether a
hot meal to start the day, extra help with schoolwork, a place
to turn to in a crisis, or the fulfillment of a child's special
wish - the joint efforts of CIBC employees and clients have
helped thousands of children in need.
In 2011, more than $4.1 million was raised in Canada for
children's charities and more than $64 million since it began
Accredited media must preregister to join Mr. Wahlberg on CIBC's trading
floor. To register please contact Meredith Shipp-Colter at 416-861-7280 or
About CIBC Miracle Day
CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC
Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's wholesale banking employees
and participating CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and
commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities. Through the
efforts of employees and clients $4.1 million was raised in Canada in 2011,
for a total of nearly $65 million donated to hundreds of children's charities
across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/miracleday.
About Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar nominated actor, film and
television producer, and philanthropist. His next film, Broken City,
co-starring Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones is due out in January 2013.
Mark also runs the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our
employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities
through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of
employees. With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee
commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run
for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing
in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In
2011, CIBC group of companies contributedmore than$35 million to
charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional
and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com
Media contact: Sean Hamilton, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at
SOURCE: CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation
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