January is March of Dimes Month

 

 

A 60 year tradition of generosity

March of Dimes celebrates 60 years of its annual fundraising campaign, which is opening doors for Ontarians with physical disabilities.

January is March of Dimes month, and the organization’s largest fundraising campaign is underway.  For the 60th straight year, Ontarians will brave the winter weather canvassing door-to-door to raise funds for March of Dimes’ essential programs and services, helping to increase the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities.

The organization is counting on local community support. Over 8,000 volunteers from across the province will be canvassing for the charity, many of whom have been volunteering for the Door-to-Door Campaign for a number of years.

Monies collected through the Door-to-Door Campaign will help the thousands of Ontarians with physical disabilities, many of whom have been waiting months or even years for the programs and services they need.  Just some of the programs the Door-to-Door Campaign supports include its Assistive Devices Program, which provides funding for mobility aids, a unique rehabilitation program, Conductive Education®, social opportunities for people with disabilities and much more. 

“Our goal is to raise over $700,000 in Ontario,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada.

Joining the 8,000 volunteers will be canvassers who will be electronically “walking their block” in support of the Campaign.  Interested volunteers can register at www.mymod.ca

Monies collected through the Door-to-Door Campaign will help the thousands of Ontarians with physical disabilities, many of whom have been waiting months or even years for the programs and services they need.

March of Dimes Canada is the largest charitable rehabilitation organization in Ontario, providing a wide variety of programs and services to almost 40,000 people annually in communities across the province. For those interested in volunteering or donating to this year’s campaign, please contact 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7705 or visit the website at www.mymod.ca

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For more information, please contact:
Ruth Kapelus, Media and Public Relations Coordinator
MARCH OF DIMES CANADA
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
416-425-3463 ext. 7258
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258
rkapelus@marchofdimes.ca
www.marchofdimes.ca


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