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CEOs sleeping outside to raise money for homeless

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Real Cloutier isn't taking any chances with where he's going to sleep on Sept. 27.

The chief operating officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority was scoping out the coziest spots at Portage and Main this morning.

He's one of about 50 business and community leaders taking part in the second annual CEO Sleepout at the end of the month.

They will huddle in their sleeping bags at the end of the month to raise money and awareness for homelessness and poverty in Winnipeg.

"I want something comfy and I like trees. When you grow up with six brothers, you always have your back covered," Cloutier said.

In all seriousness, he said working in the health-care field gives him a first-hand view of how homelessness negatively impacts health.

The leaders who will be participating in the sleepout were unveiled this morning. They include: Kelvin Shepherd, president of MTS, Rick Frost, CEO of the Winnipeg Foundation and Marina James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg.

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