Media Advisory - Golf Rocks Rock-n-roll Cabaret



    
         Peter Chernin and Belinda Stronach to Co-Chair Charity Golf
       and Music Event at Magna Golf Club on Sunday, September 7, 2008

         Event will be hosted by the honorary committee Alicia Keys,
     Jennifer Hudson, and Queen Latifah, the stars of the upcoming film
                          "The Secret Life of Bees"

         Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Kevin Costner and
               Modern West and Bill Maher scheduled to perform

       Proceeds to Benefit Malaria No More, Malaria No More Canada and
                               Spread the Net
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Belinda Stronach (Co-founder of Spread
the Net and Executive Vice Chairman, Magna International Inc. and a Member of
Parliament) and Peter Chernin (Chairman of Malaria No More, President and
Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation and Chairman and CEO of the Fox
Group) and have partnered together to co-chair Golf Rocks, a rock-n-roll
cabaret fundraiser to help in the global fight against malaria. The event will
take place at Magna Golf Club on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 during the
Toronto International Film Festival.
    Beginning at noon, actors, musicians, athletes, and business leaders will
enjoy a day of golf at the Magna Golf Club, followed by a concert produced by
Producer/Songwriter and 15-time Grammy Award winner, David Foster. The event
will be co-hosted by the honorary committee Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson et
Queen Latifah and will feature Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Kevin
Costner and Modern West, Bill Maher, Ringside, Mobile, Ian Thornley and The
Canadian Tenors. Raven O of The Box in New York City will serve as the Cabaret
Master of Ceremonies for this star studded show.
    Gene Simmons of KISS, Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian and co-founder of
Spread the Net, actor Colin Farrell and actress Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill
will also attend.
    Proceeds from Golf Rocks will go to support Malaria No More, Spread the
Net and Malaria No More Canada, three organizations working together to halt
the spread of one of the world's most ruthless diseases through the
distribution of life-saving bed nets and other measures.
    "Malaria is a brutal killer, claiming more than a million lives every
year. Children are especially vulnerable," said Belinda Stronach, Co-Founder
of Spread the Net. "But there is a growing campaign to fight this disease.
Progress is being made and events like this and the donations of citizens are
helping to fuel that progress. Malaria can be prevented and ultimately
eradicated with the help of a simple ten dollar bed net."
    "Golf Rocks will help raise much needed awareness and funds in our fight
against malaria and bring us one step closer to realizing our shared goal of
ending these senseless deaths," said Peter Chernin, Chairman of Malaria No
More. "It's remarkable to see the people of Toronto, and the creative thinkers
from the film community, come together to save the lives of thousands of
African children and pregnant women."
    This event is being sponsored by Cineplex, CTV, Deloitte, GMP Securities,
Hennessy, Magna, The Globe and Mail and Veuve Clicquot.

    Facts about Malaria:

    - 1 Million people die each year
    - 3000 children die each day
    - $12 Billion in lost productivity in Africa every year

    About Spread the Net

    Spread the Net is a hip, viral, largely web-based campaign designed to
educate, motivate and inspire Canadians to help eradicate malaria by
fundraising to support the purchase and distribution of bed nets. Spread the
Net was founded in November 2006, by Belinda Stronach and comedian Rick Mercer
and is powered by an innovative partnership with UNICEF Canada. For more
information on Spread the Net please visit www.spreadthenet.org

    About Malaria No More

    Malaria No More's mission is simple: to end deaths due to malaria. The
world has known how to beat this disease for more than a century, yet it
remains the number one killer of children under five in Africa, claiming more
than 1 million lives a year. Malaria No More engages individuals,
organizations, and corporations in the private sector to provide life-saving
bed nets and other critical interventions to families in need. Together these
investments will significantly reduce malaria infections and make
malaria-related deaths a thing of the past. Founded in 2006 by leading
non-governmental institutions, Malaria No More works in partnership with the
American Red Cross; the Global Business Coalition; the Global Fund to Fight
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Millennium Promise; UNICEF; United Nations
Foundation; United Way of America; and others. For more information on Malaria
No More please visit www.malarianomore.org




For further information:

For further information: Canada: Farah Mohamed, President, The Belinda
Stronach Foundation, (416) 531-1919, (647) 801-4402, Farah.Mohamed@TBSF.ca;
USA: Shari Mesulam, mPRm Public Relations, (323) 933-3399, Smesulam@mprm.com;
Jamie Falkowitz, mPRm Public Relations, (323) 933-3399, Jfalkowitz@mprm.com;
mPRm - one of Los Angeles Business Journal's Top Five Independent PR Firms

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