Las Vegas – Kin Canada Foundation President Curtis Kimpton and Vice President Leona Thorogood awarded Céline Dion a Hal Rogers Fellow (HRF) for her continued effort to fight cystic fibrosis in honour of her niece Karine who succumbed to the disease at 16 years of age. Céline is the National Celebrity Patron of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

The Hal Rogers Fellow, the most distinguished award bestowed by the Kin Canada Foundation, recognizes Canadians who demonstrate the high ideals of leadership, accomplishment and community endeavours to which Kin Canada founder Hal Rogers was committed. Céline was chosen to receive this award because of her exemplary support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Céline Dion and René Angélil also received Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Award is Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s most prestigious award. It recognizes exemplary dedication to helping people with cystic fibrosis and the tremendous and long-standing impact a person or couple has made on Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Their ongoing support represents a source of hope and inspiration for all individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis.