Ability & Beyond Gala 2012



Honouring Caregivers at the Ability & Beyond Gala

The charity’s annual Ability and Beyond Gala, presented by TD Bank Group will feature a stirring
talk from Hollywood Legend Debbie Reynolds

On Thursday, May 3rd guests at the TD sponsored Ability & Beyond Gala to benefit March of Dimes Canada, will have the chance to be inspired by Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds.  The dinner is taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

The evening will be hosted by Global Toronto anchor Carolyn McKenzie.  Acclaimed singer Simone Soman will be on hand to sing the national anthem.

Ability & Beyond Gala 2012 will be honouring caregivers and over 60 years of March of Dimes Canada. The special guest speaker will be Ms. Debbie Reynolds. The evening will present a chance for guests to be ‘up and close and personal’ with a Hollywood legend. Ms. Reynolds will be sharing her very personal story of her experiences as an informal caregiver to many family members and friends while maintaining her career as a singer, actress and author.

In addition, sponsor sanofi-pasteur/sanofi-aventis will be honoured with March of Dimes’ Corporate Spirit Award for their decades long support of the organization and neurobiologist Dr. Donald Weaver will be presented with the Jonas Salk Award for his research into drugs to alleviate a number of disabling conditions.

All proceeds support March of Dimes’ programs and services for children and adults with disabilities.

The Gala will also include a silent auction. Attendees will be able to bid on exciting trips, shows, sports memorabilia, home appliances among many other exciting items. As in past years, jeweller Louis Louro has created a stunning piece of jewellery that pays homage to Ms. Reynolds.

The evening’s co-chairs are Shoppers Home Health Care President Paul Damiani and his wife Rosie, and the President Edgewater Financial Group Inc. Scott Beckett and his wife Kelly

TD is the Presenting sponsor, sanofi-pasteur and sanofi-aventis the Jonas Salk Award sponsor, the invitation and print sponsor is Shoppers Home Health Care, the gala sponsor is Louro Jewellers, and Bell the decor sponsor.  Global Toronto is the media sponsor and the Toronto Sun the print sponsor. St. Joseph Winery and Estates is supplying the evening’s vintages.

For more information on the dinner, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca/gala


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