Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

February 28, 2011 09:00 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: LCBO Stores Raise Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) - The following corrects and replaces the release issued at 16:16 ET on Feb, 24, 2011. The complete and corrected release follows.

Starting March 1, the public can help support Muscular Dystrophy Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 600 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Muscular Dystrophy Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31.

Funds raised from the LCBO provincial donation box program will assist families registered with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to purchase essential medical equipment. Next to finding a cure, the highest priority for individuals with neuromuscular disorders is the need for equipment. This equipment can be very expensive and families often do not have adequate health insurance to cover the cost. Muscular Dystrophy Canada's main objective is to provide people with neuromuscular disorders with medically prescribed equipment necessary for daily living by assisting them to move from dependence to independence. This will also help to increase their access and participation in the community. 

"We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and especially its customers. LCBO's province-wide store network provides a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and funds to carry out the important work we do," says Muscular Dystrophy Canada CEO Catherine Sherrard.

"LCBO is pleased to partner with Muscular Dystrophy Canada and help improve the lives of individuals and communities across Ontario," says LCBO President and CEO Bob Peter. "We appreciate the unwavering generosity of LCBO's customers and staff who support these worthy causes and, in turn, assist their fellow Ontarians."

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is one of 25 provincial, as well as numerous local charities that will benefit from LCBO's province-wide donation box program in 2011. In 2010, LCBO raised a total of $4.2 million for charities through special programs and initiatives, of which $3.8 million was raised through in-store fundraising. In addition, LCBO's annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $1.41 billion in fiscal 2009-10, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO store during March.

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