Ability and Beyond Dinner

2018 Ability & Beyond Dinner


19th Annual March of Dimes Canada's

Ability & Beyond Dinner 

 June 13, 2018 
Reception & Dinner at Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

Ability & Beyond Dinner poster​On June 13th, March of Dimes Canada held the 19th Annual Ability and Beyond Dinner. Presented by Bell, the evening included live and silent auctions, and an inspiring presentation by Ted Kennedy Jr.

Since losing one of his legs to bone cancer in 1973 at the age of 12, Ted Kennedy, Jr., has devoted much of his professional and personal energy to working as an advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Kennedy has served as the executive director of Facing the Challenge, a non-profit advocacy and public policy office on disability-related issues, as a teaching fellow on disability policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and as an attorney fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities. He served on the board of directors for the Special Olympics and is a member of the board of Very Special Arts, an international education and arts organization for people with disabilities. In addition, he has worked extensively with both policy-makers and the corporate world in the areas of expanding job opportunities for people with disabilities.​

The evening was once again hosted by the engaging Carolyn MacKenzie, of Global's The Morning Show, while Brad Bowie, Media, Community & Public Relations Professional, Announcer & Auctioneer served as auctioneer. We were thrilled​ to have The Right Honourable Paul Martin as our Honorary Patron. Special thanks goes out to our Dinner Committee Chair Scott Beckett, along with Dinner Committee members Luis BarrettoMichael ColePaul DamianiEric LoEffy Nicopoulos, Peter RumyeeFaisel SaeedHaley Gillen and Dave Wilkins. ​

All the money raised went to support our Conductive Education® program, which helps children and adults with neurological motor disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Acquired Brain Injury and Stroke survivors, to be more independent.​

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Visit Ability & Beyond 2018 website for more information at
 www.marchofdimes.ca/Dinner 


  
For more information and sponsorship opportunities for 2019 contact:
Linda Yielding
Manager, Special Events
416-425-3463 ext.7290
lyielding@marchofdimes.ca


 ​THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Bell
PLATINUM PATRON
faurecia

MEDIA SPONSORS

Global News

Toronto Sun

In depth radio Logo

LIVE AUCTION
Holland America Line


Fox Harb'r Resort

RASKO

AIRLINE SPONSOR
Porter


HOTEL SPONSOR
Fairmont Royal York

AV SPONSOR
PSAV 

WINE SPONSOR

13th Street winery 

PRINT PROGRAM SPONSOR

Braund Printers 


 SPECIAL THANKS
TSC Today's Shopping Choice Egencia
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