Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
September 11, 2015 – Sherkston Shores - On Friday, September 11, 2015 musicians will take to the stage at Live Lounge at Sherkston Shores to raise an estimated $5,000 for people living with disabilities at the Rock for Dimes fundraiser. This is the fifth time the event has been held at Live Lounge.
The evening will be a musical showcase featuring The Moonlighters, Neptune Manor, Wilber James Blues Band, Jeff Poolton and Michael Moses Band. Jamie Rankin of Giant FM will be the evening’s host.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Campers Helping Campers program. Campers Helping Campers is an annual fund raising program that takes place from May-October and involves the generous support of staff, volunteers, campers and members of Camping In Ontario.
Funds raised through Campers Helping Campers are used to support participants in March of Dimes Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Programs. Funds are used to subsidize the costs associated with supporting a person who lives with a disability so they can enjoy a summer camping experience. Costs that are covered include: specialized travel to and from the camp, meals, attendant care, accommodations, supplies and day trips.
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser again at Sherkston Shores, which has been such a supportive location for us – we have held four Rock for Dimes events over the last couple of years," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development for March of Dimes Canada. “Rock for Dimes will help us offer more recreational programming to people with disabilities,” she continues.
National sponsors include Airgo Mobility, Vantage Mobility (VMI) Agency 59 Long and McQuade and Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, and local sponsors include Sherkston Shores/Carefree RV Communities, Sunspace, General Coach, Boston Pizza, The Branding Company, Niagara Adventure Sports, Sherkston Paintball Park and Pro Shop, Hope with Art and 91.7 GIANT FM.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Live Lounge, located at Sherkston Shores, 490 Empire Road. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/sherkstonshores or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7379.
For more information please contact:
Mary Lynne Stewart
Director of Fund Development and Communications
March of Dimes Canada
Phone: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7312