Smash for a Cure

Smash for a Cure

June 17, 2011 11:00 ET

Smash for a Cure™ Charity Event

Cure diabetes by bashing pesky PCs, printers, cell phones and more

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2011) -

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Stop Crashing! Start Smashing! Make your computer and faulty electronics crash for good! Release your frustrations while raising money to support the Canadian Diabetes Association's Camp Jean Nelson. Bring the whole family out to Smash for a Cure™, presented by Rocky Mountain Computer Repair. A donation gives participants an opportunity to smash up old computers and electronics with a hockey stick, golf club, pitchfork, baseball bat, or sledge hammer. Recycle Alberta has fully approved the event, and eCycle will be on site to recycle the carnage!

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011.
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary)
Who: Everyone

Guest speaker Peter Demong, Calgary's Deputy Mayor will be on hand as will John Chick, a Type 1 Diabetic who plays for the Indianapolis Colts and is a former Saskatchewan Rough Rider named CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009. Other notables include Sith Lord, Darth Vader and his Stormtrooper squad from the 501st Badlands Garrison, with a possible face off from equally powerful entertainer Clark Robertson as "Don Cherry." KOOL 101.5 FM has joined us as a media partner to promote this fun event and play some "Kool Music" at the event!

How the Public Can Participate Before the Event

Participants are asked to drop off their unwanted electronics to Southcentre Mall on June 25, 2011 or drop them off at any eCycle city locations (listing of locations at We will be smashing old or broken computers and accessories (laptops, desktops, printers, keyboards, cell phones, etc). Any dangerous materials such as mercury, lead, glass, and batteries will be removed from computers prior to smashing.

About the Canadian Diabetes Association

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Our community-based network of supporters help us provide education and services to people living with diabetes, advocate for our cause, break ground towards a cure and translate research into practical applications. Please visit, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For more information, to RSVP or to schedule an interview, please contact: Chris McGoey-Smith.

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