March of Dimes Canada is thrilled to welcome Kate Linder as spokesperson of its Conductive Education® program
Actress Kate Linder has joined the March of Dimes Canada family, a charity that provides programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities.
For over 30 years, Ms. Linder has played the role of Esther Valentine on the number-one rated soap opera, The Young & the Restless and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ms. Linder will be the spokesperson for March of Dimes' Conductive Education (CE) program, a dynamic learning system that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to help people living with neuro-motor disabilities become more mobile, independent and self-confident.
Ms. Linder was in Toronto in December, 2012 for a fundraiser in support of March of Dimes. She visited the March of Dimes' office to learn more about CE, the beneficiary of the event. While there, she met some of the young participants of CE’s Early Intervention Program for pre-school to/and grade-one aged children, as well as their parents. Ms. Linder was moved when she saw firsthand the significant, life-changing impacts CE has, not only on the participants, but their families as well.
Developed over sixty years ago in Hungary by Dr. András Peto, CE maximizes the independence and mobility of children and adults with disabilities like stroke survivors, and those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injuries, Parkinson's disease and spina bifida. CE operates from a core belief in neuroplasticity – the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences – and on the premise that no matter how severe the disability, people can learn and improve when they are motivated.
"We are so excited to have Kate become more involved with March of Dimes and our CE program," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. "Kate is passionate about charitable work and she will be a wonderful ambassador for CE and its participants."
More information about Conductive Education can be found at www.marchofdimes.ca/ce or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Kate Linder can be found at her website www.katelinder.com