A $5.5-million wedding ring tattoo is set to be auctioned off in the Greater Toronto Area, with the proceeds going to a Canadian charity that supports women and girls who are sexually assaulted.
The Ring Doorbell, an organization that provides help to vulnerable women and young girls in the GTA, will auction off a ring for $5 million, said Nancy Chiu, the organization’s executive director.
It is one of six rings that will be auctionered off over the next five years, she said.
“It’s going to be a fantastic thing for the community, and it’s going a long way to help support the people of the GTA.”
The ring, which is about six inches across, was tattooed by a tattoo artist at the Toronto location of the ring, where it was purchased for $1,200.
The ring, with a white background, features a red diamond ring in the centre.
It features a blue gemstone on the back.
“This is a symbol of strength and strength of hope and hope of redemption and redemption for the girls who have been sexually assaulted,” said Chiu.
“I hope that they can use this to raise money for charities in their communities that they might not have access to.”
Chiu said the ring will also go to a foundation that supports the mental health of women in the area.
“We are really pleased that we will be able to help with these kinds of things, and the proceeds from the auction will go to help a charity that is really important to us, the Ring Doorboll,” she said in a news release.
Ring Doorbell is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means that its board of directors is comprised of people from all walks of life, including people of all ethnicities.
Its mission is to “provide access to services to those most at-risk and disadvantaged, including those who are at greatest risk for sexually-based violence.”
Ring Doorbolls services include crisis support, crisis intervention, survivor support, sexual assault support and prevention, and advocacy.
Its website says it provides support for young women and their families.
“Ring Doorbs work is a collaboration between the Toronto police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and partners in the criminal justice system,” the website says.
“Ring Door Bolls is a non-profit organization that does not receive any funding from the government or any government agency.”
“It is a partnership of the Crown, police, community, women, the ringmaker and the community,” Chiu said.
She said the auction is expected to be completed by December.