This year A Brush of Hope raised more than $15,500 and the highest auctioned piece belonged to Leonard Cohen which sold for $2,088."There were some amazing paintings for auction and although not all the celebrities asked to participate are artists, each one crafted something unique, beautiful and personal for a great cause," said Korby Banner of Style By Jury. "As a 2012 spokesman for A Brush of Hope I thank every contributor, organizer and most wholeheartedly the buyers that make a huge positive impact on this project!" UPS Canada partnered with A Brush of Hope for a special reason. Ten years ago, Darren Martin, a Fredericton employee, had a kidney transplant. The company wanted to show its support for Darren and to The Kidney Foundation of Canada by being a proud sponsor. A Brush of Hope raises funds for critical research of kidney disease. Currently, there is no cure. You can also visit www.kidney.ca/nbpei or join the Facebook group 'A Brush of Hope' to learn more about the event and how you can help find a cure. About The Kidney Foundation of Canada The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research, providing education and support, promoting access to high quality healthcare and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation. About UPS UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS. SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.