FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Toronto fundraiser was a rocking success, raising more than $22,000 for stroke recovery services. 

‘Rock for Dimes started in Toronto,’ says Mary Lynne Stewart, MODC’s National Director of Fund Development and Communications, ‘so this is always a special event. And this year was terrific. There was a great crowd, and great music, and we ended up with over $22,000 for our stroke recovery services. That goes a long way to supporting stroke survivors and their caregivers.’ 

Seven bands – The Good Alibis, The Fission Katz, Oui B. Jamon, EllisDominators, The Soul Practitioners, FreshWater Sharks, and Nearly Dead – took the stage at The Great Hall to duke it out for the title of Toronto’s best corporate band. 

Judges David Barrett (The David Barrett Trio), Marlo Ashley (The Rodeo on CJRU 1280 AM), Vanessa Markov (RadioMogul by Mediazoic), Joseph O’Neill (professional drummer and Director of Business Development for PwC in Southwestern Ontario) and Evan Reynolds (MODC’s LIFE program) had a tough decision on their hands, but eventually crowned FreshWater Sharks winners of this year’s battle.

‘The bands were wonderful,’ Stewart continues. ‘Not only were they all terrific performers, they also worked really hard to help us raise money. We couldn’t do it without them.’ 

Rock for Dimes Toronto 2018 was sponsored by: Long&McQuade, Agency 59, Hill Street Beverage Company, Denton’s, Mathews Dinsdale, The Great Hall, Temec, EllisDon, John McMillan LLB, MedAvail, Now, and Boom 97.3.

For more information on March of Dimes Canada’s stroke recovery services, visit their brand new After Stroke website at​

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, contact:
Tina Siegel, PR and Media Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
Office: 416.425.3463
Cell: 416-606-0541
Email: ​

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