Murray Foster of Great Big Sea joins the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Dare
TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - On New Year's Eve, Murray Foster, member of Newfoundland Celtic-pop group Great Big Sea, and founding member of Toronto's Moxy Fruvous, resolved to raise funds to support African organizations that are
turning the tide of AIDS. As part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Dare Campaign, Foster dared himself to write and record a song a day for the month of
January. Any individual donating to Murray's dare can be the first to hear these exclusive songs.
Aiming to raise $2000, Foster is joining hundreds of Canadians who have
already signed-up and registered online.
Toby Takes Toronto- Toby Samson, new to Toronto from Vancouver is resolving to get to know
her new city and become a Torontonian this January. She will be kicking
her dare off with a photo scavenger hunt of the city on January 4th.
Toronto's Katherine Magee is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and daring to raise $7,500 along the way.
Discovery Channel's Andrew Younghusband is biking from Cairo, Egypt to
Cape Town, South Africa aiming to raise $10,000
This is the third year of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Dare Campaign.
In the first two years the campaign raised more than $1.3 million. For
more information and to watch videos on the campaign visit: darecampaign.ca.
About the Stephen Lewis Foundation
The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) supports community-based
organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. They
provide care to women who are ill and struggling to survive; assist
orphans and other AIDS affected children; reach heroic grandmothers who
almost single-handedly care for their orphan grandchildren; and sustain
associations of people living with HIV and AIDS. Since 2003, SLF has
supported more than 700 community-level initiatives in 15 sub-Saharan
countries. To learn more, visit www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
SOURCE Stephen Lewis Foundation
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