Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg will be helping CIBC employees raise funds for CIBC Miracle Day on the morning of Dec. 5, 2012. The actor will meet children and employees as he joins traders and brokers and makes calls to clients on CIBC’s trading floor in Toronto’s Commerce Court to support CIBC Miracle Day, a fundraiser for Canadian children’s charities.
“I know first-hand the important work done by charities and organizations that support kids and youth,” says Wahlberg. “As a kid, I was fortunate enough to spend my free time in the positive and nurturing environment of the Boys and Girls club. I am pleased to support CIBC Miracle Day because together we can make a difference.”
Wahlberg began his musical career as part of New Kids on the Block, then went solo as rapper Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch where he had a hit with “Good Vibrations”. He received attention as an underwear model for Calvin Klein, then later turned to acting, starring in Boogie Nights, The Basketball Diaries, Shooter, Max Payne, The Departed (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), The Lovely Bones, The Fighter and Date Night among others. Wahlberg will star in Broken City, set to be released in January 2013. The film also stars Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Wahlberg also runs the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.