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Canadian Celebrities Paint & Create for Kidney Foundation (NS)

Halifax, October 19, 2011

Kidney disease research benefits from online art auction October 20-30

The Kidney Foundation of Canada and UPS Canada invite you to participate in A Brush of Hope, a fundraising event that will display over 120 original art pieces created by Canadian celebrities including Mike Myers, Brent Butt, Alex Lifeson, Amy Sky, Kurt Browning, Jayne Eastwood and Stephen & Chris and many more!  All paintings will be auctioned online from October 20-30, with all proceeds going to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

“A Brush of Hope is a true Canadian phenomenon!  The paintings are incredible, unique collectibles that everyone has the opportunity to own and all of the funds raised support The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s important research programs,” says Tim Fox, executive director, Atlantic Canada Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.  “Thanks to the kind support of UPS and our other sponsors, we continue to gain community support and all of the money raised by the sale of the paintings goes directly to the cause.” 

UPS Canada partnered with A Brush of Hope for a special reason. Nine years ago, Darren Martin, a Fredericton employee, had a kidney transplant.  The company wanted to show its support for Darren and to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.  Since then, UPS has been a proud sponsor.  A Brush of Hope raises funds for critical research of kidney disease. Nearly two million Canadians have, or are at risk of contracting, the disease.  Currently, there is no cure.

UPS Canada, along with Endeavours Art Stuff and ColArt are proud sponsors of A Brush of Hope.

Auction Details: Artwork can be bid on October 20 - 30.  To bid, go to www.ebay.ca, keyword search Kidney Foundation.

You can also visit www.kidney.ca/nbpei or join the Facebook group “A Brush of Hope” to view the paintings and learn more about the event and how you can help find a cure.


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About The Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research, providing education and support, promoting access to high quality healthcare and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

About UPS
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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