Annual battle of the bands raises over $18,000 for Londoners with disabilities

For Immediate Release – If you weren’t at London's Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre for the 11th annual Rock for Dimes London, you should have been.

Five local performers – Chase Drew, Oui B. Jamon, Duty Calls, Bad Posture, and The RJ Conspiracy – rocked for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of celebrity judges, all to support March of Dimes Canada. 

It was a tough decision but, in the end, judges Dan Wiley, Colin Stewart, Paul Rivard, and Daryl Longworth crowned Bad Posture London’s best corporate band.

Altogether, the event raised over $18,000, all of which will benefit MODC programs for children and adults with disabilities. The money stays here in London, supporting Stroke Recovery Canada® and Conductive Education® 

‘The people of London have been very generous,’ said Mary Lynne Stewart, National Director of Fund Development and Communications for MODC. ‘This is our 11th Rock for Dimes here and, in that time, we’ve raised almost $100,000 to support people with disabilities. That money has a direct and positive impact on a lot of lives.’

Sponsors for Rock for Dimes London 2017 are: Airgo, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Long & McQuade, Agency 59, Dentons, the London Police Department, Oxford Mobility, Access Ramp and Mobility Systems, Classic Free 98.1 FM, Bayshore Home Health, Custom Mobility, Goldline Mobility and Conversions, Accessible Daily Living, American Standard, Caregiver Omnimedia, Savaria, Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre, Yurek Pharmacy and Home Healthcare, Precision Home Medical Equipment, DevaTree School of Yoga, Royal Lepage, InTrend Home Solutions, Silver Cross, Bruno, London Canada,, Home Modification Canada, Homewood Health Products, The Walk-in Tub Company, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Barrier Free Real Estate, Age Friendly London, PostMedia, AGTA Home Healthcare, Tilco Electric Limited, the Boys and Girls Club of London, Horton Street Seniors Centre, and Lerners Lawyers.

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 disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada.  For more information, please visit or call 1-800-263-3463.   


For more information, please contact:
Tina Siegel
Public Relations and Media Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
416.425.3463 ext. 7258

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