Don't miss March of Dimes Canada's 19th Annual Ability & Beyond Dinner, presented by Bell on June 13, 2018, featuring Ted Kennedy Jr.
as the keynote speaker. Guests will be inspired by Kennedy's talk on living with a disability and advocating for people living with a disability.
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.
We are also happy to announce that the evening will once again be host by the engaging Carolyn MacKenzie, Anchor of The Morning Show, on Global, and the auctioneer for the event, will be Brad Bowie, Media, Community & Public Relations Professional, Announcer & Auctioneer. We are proud to have The Right Honourable Paul Martin as our Honorary Patron, and we want to give special thanks to the Dinner Committee Chair Scott Beckett, along with Dinner Committee members Luis Barretto, Michael Cole, Paul Damiani, Eric Lo, Effy Nicopoulos, Peter Rumyee, Faisel Saeed, Haley Snow and Dave Wilkins.
All the funds raised from this event will support MODC's 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.