Limited-edition CD will raise awareness and funds for Canada's military,
veterans and their families
TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the True Patriot Love Foundation in
partnership with Canadian musical icon John McDermott has launched a
limited edition fundraising CD and three scheduled concerts along the
Highway of Heroes. The new CD, Music in the Key of Giving, will be sold at all ONroute locations. Every dollar raised will
support Canada's military, veterans and their families.
Joining the first True Patriot Love Heroes Tour will be Canadian
military family members, musicians and supporters. John McDermott will
host concerts at the ONroute Service Centres in Port Hope and Trenton.
A third concert will be held at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial
in Trenton, ON.
"McDermott House of Canada is proud to partner with ONroute, President's
Choice Financial and the True Patriot Love Foundation in supporting our
troops and their families when they need it most. It is an honour to
serve those who serve," said John McDermott.
Linda Blanchette, a military daughter, wife and mother, expressed her
thanks, saying, "The military has been my whole life; between growing
up the daughter of a soldier, marrying a soldier, and now being the
mother of a soldier. My husband first got sick in 1995 when he came
home from Bosnia. He will never be the same person I married as a
result of his serious PTSD. Without support for military members and
their families like ours, I know these ill and injured soldiers would
be even worse off. They wouldn't have the care and support they need."
Also attending the Tour launch is Russell deCarle from the Canadian
country roots band, Prairie Oyster and NHL great Wendel Clark.
"ONroute is pleased to provide hospitality along the Highway of Heroes
for this initiative. We are providing Canadians with an opportunity to
show their support for military families when they purchase a CD at any
of our 17 locations across Ontario," said Ken Tanenbaum, Chairman of
"The challenges facing our military families are unique and immense.
This is our turn to support them after the sacrifices they have made to
keep our country safe and strong," said Michael Burns, Vice-Chair and
Co-Founder of the True Patriot Love Foundation.
ABOUT THE TRUE PATRIOT LOVE FOUNDATION - True Patriot Love honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian
Forces, Veterans and their families by:
stepping in where governments are unable to, funding programs that
support the physical, mental and social well-being of members of our
military, no matter where they are posted—in Canada or abroad;
promoting the special skills and capabilities of our military personnel
resulting from their unique conditions of service; and
providing a channel through which everyday Canadians, corporations and
philanthropists can express their appreciation for our military and
Visit www.truepatriotlovefoundation.com for more information.
ABOUT ONROUTE - ONroute Service Centres are clean, bright and modern beacons of
hospitality along the highway. There are 17 ONroute Service Centres
open across the province on highways 401 and 400. Two more are
scheduled to open this summer. The centres feature food, fuel, fully
accessible and automated washroom facilities (including a fully
accessible family washroom), free WiFi, pet areas, seasonal picnic
areas, Wellington Standard for accessibility and RV Waste disposal (at
select sites). Staffed tourism information centres are located at
Tilbury South and Bainsville, Ontario. Visit http://onroute.ca/ for more information.
ABOUT MCDERMOTT HOUSE CANADA - McDermott House Canada is a registered charity founded by Canadian
Singer John McDermott. The charity is dedicated to serving those who
McDermott House Canada's mission is to promote the highest quality of
life for patients facing the final stage of a terminal illness. John's
passion for honouring veterans and the selfless sacrifices they make to
preserve our liberties dates back to his childhood where he learned of
love, war and loss from his family's personal stories and through their
The first project for MHC is the expansion and renovation of the
Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit in the Veteran's Centre, creating an
innovative and warm, home-like environment for Canadian veterans,
military, first responders and the community.
Visit http://www.johnmcdermott.com/ for more information.
The "Music in the Key of Giving" CD is an initiative led by ONroute,
President's Choice Financial, and John McDermott, in support of the
True Patriot Love Foundation.
Image with caption: "MUSIC IN THE KEY OF GIVING by John McDermott for True Patriot Love (CNW Group/True Patriot Love Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130703_C5115_PHOTO_EN_28739.jpg
SOURCE: True Patriot Love Foundation
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