We often engage in some gentle ribbing of our neighbors to the North, sometimes not so gentle as in the case of the South Park song “Blame Canada,” but when it comes to helping a good cause, Canadian celebrities are quick to step up to the plate.
Musicians such as Justin Bieber and Sarah McLachlan are taking part in The Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s annual fundraising effort by donating their fashion sunglasses to be auctioned off for the cause. Even if people don’t have the capital to snap up the autographed celebrity sunglasses, they can still wear their sunglasses on May 26th, designated Shades of Fun day, to raise funds for the cause.
One of the first celebs to lend their support was musician and producer David Foster, who is perhaps best known for discovering Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé. “Please wear your shades to shield yourself from the sun’s UV rays – or the paparazzi,” Foster implored.
The event is also designed to help raise awareness about over-exposure to ultraviolet radiation and the importance of protecting not just your skin, but your eyes. All the money is going to help people who are blind or partially sighted. If you’re interested, the auction kicked off on Ebay today, May 13th.