Local Bands to Perform at Free Concert Sponsored by Capital One



    Concert helps raise money and support for families fighting childhood
    Cancer

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Local Canadian bands will perform a free
concert - sponsored by Capital One Canada - at Eaton Centre/Trinity Square
from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 13. Organized by the Coast to Coast
Against Cancer Foundation, the concert is part of the Sears National Kids
Cancer Ride that is working its way across Canada. The ride is expected to
raise $1.5 million in support of children and their families living with and
beyond cancer.
    The Canadian bands, including Crash Parallel, Fair Ground, Photocell, The
Flints and Hello Beautiful will join a number of VIPs, riders, sponsors,
medical practitioners, families and organizers to celebrate the ride's
progress.
    "Capital One Canada is thrilled that we can bring these musicians
together to benefit our community," said Ian Cunningham, Chief Operating
Officer. "We are proud to support the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride and
excited to host the Trinity Square concert on June 13th."
    Eaton Centre/Trinity Square in downtown Toronto will be the site of the
event that will kick off with a special welcome to the riders from the
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable David C. Onley. Additional VIPs
and Canadian music talent, including some surprise guests, will make an
appearance during the three-hour event. Attendees will also have the
opportunity to sign up for stage rides taking place June 14th and to donate to
the cause.
    "We know that childhood and adolescent cancer is very different from
adult cancer and places its own unique demands on families and our health care
system," said Jeff Rushton, Founder of the Coast to Coast Against Cancer
Foundation. "The funds raised during this ride will go directly to helping
deal with these demands. We're grateful to have Capital One support this
celebration event as we make our way across the country."
    The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride saw 50 national riders leave
Vancouver on June 2 en route to Halifax, where they are scheduled to arrive on
June 20. Along the way, the riders are being joined by hundreds of Canadians
who are participating in shorter community rides of between 25 and 200 km. As
national cyclists travel from coast to coast they are being met by supporters,
stopping at Sears locations for community support and refreshments, and
visiting with pediatric oncology centres along the way. Both national and
community cyclists sign a giant (child designed) card at many of the pediatric
centres as a symbol of love and hope for all children and their families
battling cancer.

    About Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

    The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride is organized by the Coast to Coast
Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF). CTCACF is a national charitable foundation
dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life of children living
with and beyond cancer. The foundation, which is primarily volunteer-based,
develops and runs a number of high quality, physically challenging local,
regional and national events that raise funds directed towards pediatric
oncology research, survivorship and support programs.

    About Capital One Canada

    Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers a
range of competitive MasterCard(R) credit cards since 1996, when the company
first introduced the Platinum MasterCard(R) in Canada. Capital One Canada is a
division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial
Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE:   COF). Capital One is committed to the
community and to helping youth at risk through our business and nonprofit
partnerships and through the skills and dedication of our talented associates.

    For further information, visit www.nationalkidscancerride.com




For further information:

For further information: Steven Sokolowski, Coast to Coast Against
Cancer Foundation, (416) 802-4832; Pam Girardo, Capital One Canada, (416)
549-2783, pam.girardo@capitalone.com

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