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Celine Dion To Donate $1 Million To UNICEF For Tsunami Relief

(CelebrityAccess Media Wire) — Celine Dion will dedicate a special Mother's Day performance on May 8 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas of her show A New Day… and donate all of the proceeds to support the victims of the Asian tsunami. She expects to raise a minimum of one million dollars to donate to UNICEF to help the families who have suffered as a result of the tragedy.

"Like everyone else in the world, I've been devastated by the loss and suffering of so many in South Asia," said Dion. "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. I chose Mother's Day for this event because of the special meaning it has for families, but also because it will help maintain the awareness of everyone's needs in South Asia over the coming months."

In addition to the Mother's Day show, special UNICEF pledge boxes will be set up throughout The Colosseum immediately, so that patrons coming to the show from January to May will be able to donate to the cause. Fans will also be able to click through to UNICEF from Celine's Web site, ( –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner.