For Immediate Release – Were you at the Mod Club for Rock for Dimes Toronto 2016? If not, you should have been.
If you were, you got to see four local bands – Oui B. Jamon, The Fission Katz, The SUVs, and The Good Alibis – flex their musical muscles to a packed house and a panel of celebrity judges, supporting March of Dimes Canada while they did.
Maie Pauts (BOOM 97.3) served as emcee, while musicians Morgan Cameron Ross, Alan Snoddy, Dave Barrett, music therapist Gloria Lipski, and founder of London’s Moving Forward Wellness and Rehabilitation Centre Mike Mulligan were given the unenviable task of crowning a winner.
The music was terrific, which made things difficult for our judges, but The Good Alibis edged out the competition by raising both the roof and some money.
Altogether, the event raised an impressive $21,000, all of which will benefit people living with disabilities. Specifically, the money will go towards March of Dimes Canada’s innovative Conductive Education Program, which focuses on children and adults who have neurological motor disorders like cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, or spina bifida. CE combines rehabilitation with education, and helps participants achieve personal goals so they can live as independently as possible.
‘Toronto is where Rock for Dimes started, and this year is particularly special because it’s MODC’s 65th anniversary,’ said Mary Lynne Stewart, National Director of Fund Development and Communications for MODC. ‘This city has raised a total of $356,000 for our programs, and that money directly impacts the lives of people right here in Toronto.’
‘Events like this help us to do the work we do.’ Stewart added.
Our very generous national sponsors are: Long & McQuade, Airgo Medical, the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Agency59, Bruce Power, Boom 97.3, Dentons, The MOD Club Theatre, Now, and PhotoboothTO.
March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada. For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463.
For more information, please contact:
Tina Siegel, Public Relations and Media Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258