Celine Dion to Raise $1M for Tsunami Aid

Thursday, January 13th 2005, 10:28 am
By: News On 6

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Singer Celine Dion will donate all the proceeds of a special Mother's Day performance of her Las Vegas show to the victims of the tsunami disaster.

Dion said she expects to raise a minimum of $1 million to donate to UNICEF to help families who have suffered as a result of the disaster, which has killed more than 150,000 people.

``Like everyone else in the world, I've been devastated by the loss and suffering of so many,'' Dion said in a statement Wednesday. ``As a mother, I cannot imagine the pain that they are experiencing. We can all see that it's going to take a long time for those people to rebuild their lives, and they will need our help for years to come.''

The show is scheduled take place May 8 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace hotel-casino, where Dion performs nightly.

Besides the Mother's Day show, special UNICEF pledge boxes will be placed throughout the theater for donations.