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May
31,
2010

Comic Vision Oakville raises $120,000 for critical vision research

Featured in the photo from left to right are David Ferrari, Ann Morrison, Dan Cooper, and auctioneer Don Stewart.

Featured in the photo from left to right are David Ferrari, Ann Morrison, Dan Cooper, and auctioneer Don Stewart.

I can’t begin to describe the feeling one gets when you have an opportunity to play a key role in a successful fundraising event. On April 28th, Comic Vision Oakville raised more than $120,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), an organization that is helping people with serious eye diseases. Many of us take our sight for granted, but the prospect of losing it can be terrifying for any of us. And so I was immensely proud, along with Royal LePage, to be the venue sponsor for this very worthwhile cause. We selected Le Dome on North Service Road East for this year’s show, and according to Comic Vision Oakville, the new venue contributed to this being the annual event’s most successful year yet.

The show was a sell-out, with 530 attendees coming out for a highly entertaining and enjoyable evening of laughter, and to show their support for FFB. This is Canada’s most successful night of stand-up comedy and fundraising for FFB. The cross-country tour of high profile, stand-up comedy always promises to provide a memorable night of entertainment and this year’s show did not disappoint.

Comic Vision is held each year in five cities across Canada, including London, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The national tour this year raised more than $680,000. All proceeds will go directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds vision research at hospitals and universities across Canada. The FFB has played a pivotal role in bringing researchers closer than ever to potential treatments and cures that can one day reverse genetic forms of blindness. Of course, an event such as this takes an army of people behind the scenes to ensure it is a premier fundraiser for FFB. Comic Vision Oakville says a major thank you goes out to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and the continued support from the Oakville and Burlington communities.

For our part, the Dan Cooper Team and Royal LePage are proud to provide ongoing support for local organizations, services and programs. It is our commitment to give back to the community in which we work and live. We are not simply in the business of selling properties and helping buyers find homes. We are an integral part of this terrific community. We are your neighbour, our children go to school here and we shop in the same grocery stores. This is our community and the Dan Cooper Team is proud to play a part in shaping its character and its success.

To see videos and photos of the Comic Vision Oakville event, please visit www.comicvision.ca. For more information about the Foundation Fighting Blindness, please visit www.ffb.ca.