Montreal fundraiser makes over $27,000 for stroke recovery services


For Immediate Release: March of Dimes Canada recently hosted the 12th annual Rock for Dimes Montreal fundraiser at the Theatre Corona. 

Hosted by Global’s Dan Spector, the evening featured amateur bands performing for a panel of music industry professionals including Rick Jacobson, Rick Keene, Helene Engel, and Unstoppable Tracy. They had the difficult task of choosing Rock for Dimes best performer.

Exiled on the Main, The Sharx, pS, The Cellar Rats, Miss M & the Gents, and Exit 22 put a lot of time and talent into their performances but, in the end, Miss M and the Gents walked away with the top prize.

Altogether, Rock for Dimes Montreal raised more than $27,000 for March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke​ program. 

“Montreal has always been very generous to us,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, National Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. “That brings the total over twelve years to $297,000 for people living with disabilities.”

After Stroke provides stroke survivors and caregivers with essential services like support groups, information sharing, and advocacy. You can find out more, and register for updates customized to your interests, at afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca.

“Support during stroke recovery is crucial because as Canadians age, more and more of them will be living with the effects of stroke,” Stewart added. “There’s a need that March of Dimes Canada is filling with After Stroke, and the $27,000 we raised in Montreal will help us do that.”

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Long & McQuade, Agency 59, Hill Street Beverages, Montreal Stroke Club Chapter, Theatre Corona, CIBC Wood Gundy, Lemay 60, Echelon Wealth Partners, Scodesign, Inspirations News, Espace Libre, Fidelity, Manulife, MTL, Canoe Financial, CHOM 97.7, Global News, and Laird Plastics. 

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with physical 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:
Tina Siegel, PR and Media Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
Office: 1.800.263.3463 ext. 7258
Cell: 416.606.0541
Email: tsiegel@marchofdimes.ca ​

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