March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada

October 22, 2007 10:30 ET

March of Dimes Canada: Halifax Lawyers Play "Rock Star" to Raise Money for Children With Disabilities at Rock for Kids

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) -

Attention: Entertainment, Business and Lifestyle Editors

For the second straight year Halifax's top legal minds will be trading in their suits and ties for ripped jeans and guitars to do battle for the title of Halifax's best lawyer band at the Rock for Kids fundraising event. Four bands comprised of members of Halifax's legal community will shake the Marquee Club on October 23rd to raise an estimated $25,000 for Haligonian children with physical disabilities.

Oppression Remedy, Mother Sandwich, 1,000 Points of Light and M.C. Dagremi and the No Chrimes will be competing, at the same time showcasing their talents to music industry professionals. Scott Ferguson, Owner of Ferguson Music Productions, Joel Pink, Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, Tim Houck of TD Bank Financial Group and media sponsor Q104's Anna Zee have been tapped as judges and Q104's Scotty Mars will be the MC.

All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education® (CE) Nova Scotia program. CE is an innovative program that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to improve the independence, mobility and confidence of children with disabilities, and has proven especially beneficial to children with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and developmental apraxia.

Rock for Kids is the first in a series of fundraisers to benefit Conductive Education Nova Scotia, culminating in the revival of the March of Dimes' Door-to-Door Campaign in 2008.

"We couldn't be more excited about staging Rock for Kids again in Halifax," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. "The Halifax community is so supportive, and I am confident that this event will allow us to offer our Conductive Education program to even more children in Halifax."

Event sponsors include Stewart McKelvey, McInnes Cooper, TD Bank Financial Group, Ferguson Music Productions, The Chronicle Herald, Delmar International Inc. and media sponsor Q104.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23rd at the Marquee Club, located at 2037 Gottingen Street. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person and $10 for students. For more information or to order tickets please call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.

For more information about the Conductive Education program, please call 1-800-263-3463 or visit the website at www.marchofdimes.ca

To find out more about volunteering for the 2008 Door-to-Door Campaign, please call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7705 or e-mail doortodoor@dimes.on.ca

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada.

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