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February 18, 2010 09:30 ET

CUPS Hosts Gala to Raise Funds for One World Child Development Centre

Jann Arden Graces the Stage for Annual 'Moonlight Lounge' Fundraiser

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - On Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Imperial Ballroom, CUPS Health & Education Centres ("CUPS") will host a gala event sponsored by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP ("Gowlings") to support CUPS' One World Child Development Centre and programming for families and children.

"CUPS is thrilled to partner with Gowlings in hosting the 6th annual moonlight lounge gala. This event has become an important evening for CUPS and ultimately for the children and families who access our services," said Carlene Donnelly, CUPS Executive Director. "This year, we've invited Canada's Jann Arden to the stage because of her great work with children. We know she'll give us a meaningful evening that raises awareness about the effects of poverty and how social services can make a real difference to help Calgary's children and families thrive."

"We are proud to be the event's title sponsor," added Ken Warren, Gowlings Calgary Managing Partner. "We believe we are contributing to an extremely worthy cause. Over the years, we have seen the important contributions CUPS has made to our community. The funds raised go towards many programs like family counselling and health care for at-risk children and their families."

The event hopes to raise $125,000 for children's services. With CTV's Barb Higgins as the emcee, the gala will begin with cocktails and dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by a concert with Juno award-winning singer and songwriter Jann Arden.

Individual tickets are $250 and can be purchased through Michelle Cameron at michellec@cupscalgary.com.

CUPS Tim Stock-Bateman and Gowlings' Ken Warren are available for media interviews before the event and during the gala on Thursday March 4. For more information, visit www.cupscalgary.com.

About CUPS

For more than 20 years, CUPS Health and Education Centres has been helping people overcome the challenges of poverty. CUPS offers collaborative and holistic services in the areas of health care, education and social services to address the root causes of poverty and achieve lasting solutions.

About Gowlings

Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm offering a diverse range of services to help domestic and international organizations achieve their business objectives. Gowlings has over 750 professionals across offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary, Vancouver, Moscow, and London, U.K. Visit us at gowlings.com.

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