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Cameo Joins Global Support for Bushfire Victims in Australia

January 9, 2020 GMT

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameo, a platform enabling fans to purchase personalized videos from their favorite pop culture personalities, announced today that Cameo and their participating talent will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit wildlife affected by bushfires in Australia. Starting January 9th through January 17, 2020, a percentage of fulfilled Cameo requests from select talent will be given to WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization, to help support animals in need.

Over 600 Cameo talent including Emmanuelle Chriqui, Josh Gates, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark Duplass, Jim O’Heir, Vicki Gunvalson, Ray Lewis, Scheana Shay, and Australian sport legends Brad Hogg, Mark Geyer, and Anthony Koutoufides have joined the fundraising effort, with a full list of participating talent listed on the Cameo homepage throughout the duration of the campaign.

According to WIRES, ecologists from the University of Sydney have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected across Australia since the fires began in September 2019. Summer is always an extremely busy season for wildlife rescue and in December 2019 WIRES volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.

“Our team has been heartbroken by the images of harmed wildlife coming out of Australia,” said Cameo CEO Steven Galanis. He continued, “We wanted to help and we’re fortunate that so many members of the Cameo Fameo have agreed to donate a portion of their Cameo proceeds to such a worthy cause.”

“WIRES have been overwhelmed by the support of the international community for Australian wildlife during this crisis. We sincerely thank everyone for their support, including Cameo and their incredibly generous talent and clients, their support of our rescue and care work with sick, injured and orphaned native animals is deeply appreciated.” WIRES Operations Manager, Kyla Shelley

With just a few quick clicks on the Cameo website, users receive a personalized video message in their inbox, which can be shared with friends or family to celebrate birthdays, holidays, or other events. Each message is fully customized through the talent’s own words and personality.

For more information about the Cameo campaign to benefit bushfire victims, visit https://www.cameo.com/c/australian-bushfire-relief.

About Wires
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization. WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. The organization has been rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife for over 30 years. For more information, visit www.wires.org.au/

About Cameo
Cameo is the first service enabling consumers to book personalized video greetings from celebrities. In less than three years, the company has built a talent portfolio of more than 20,000 VIPs and fulfilled more than 400,000 requests ranging from birthday and good luck messages to prom invitations, marriage proposals, baby gender reveals and beyond. For more information, visit www.cameo.com.

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