St. Louis Bar & Grill to Host Yearly Fundraising Event for Children with Autism

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada. Since last year's fundraising events to benefit autism, the number of children with autism has increased in both Canada and the United States, but the cause - whether it's genetic, environmental or a result of better diagnostic testing - remains an elusive mystery. On average, this difficult neurological disorder now appears in one out of every ninety children. Autism impacts countless parents who would love to send their diagnosed children to special schools such as the Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism. The cost for one child to attend the Shining Through Centre is approximately $60,000.00 a year.

Since 2001, St. Louis Bar & Grill has raised $370,000.00 for the Shining Through Centre by hosting various fundraising initiatives with their franchisees throughout the year.

After a very successful fundraising campaign in October 2012 - and exceeding their goal of raising $100,000 - St. Louis Bar & Grill is pleased to announce this year's campaign and fundraising event. During the month of October, all St. Louis Bar & Grill locations will sell puzzle pieces for $2 with all proceeds going to the Shining Through Centre.

St. Louis Bar & Grill and the Shining Through Centre also invite everyone to their Hollywood Blvd. Party on Oct 23, 2013 from 6.00pm - 9.00pm which will be held at their 2050 Yonge Street location. The fundraising party will include special celebrity impersonators, a live DJ, a photo booth and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Hollywood. Advanced tickets can be purchased via email ( or by phone (416-485-1094).

The Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is a recognized leader in the field of autism, providing service excellence in therapy, education, research, and awareness to affected children and their families. Through their work, they provide intensive, comprehensive and individualized therapeutic and educational programs to autistic children. The founding families of the Shining Through Centre and all those associated with this cause are dedicated to ensuring success for every child through education and integration, thus allowing the family unit to strengthen as a whole

St. Louis Bar and Grill, a 100% Canadian company, proudly stands apart from the multitude of casual-dining, concept-driven franchise models in the market. By exceeding guest expectations of product and experience, developing a brand image with a distinct attitude and expanding the St. Louis Bar & Grill franchise system carefully and responsibly, it has earned a reputation as a cultural institution with an expanding, loyal customer base and 'one of the hottest franchise opportunities' within the restaurant industry.

St Louis Bar & Grill together with their franchisees and partners are dedicated to this cause and are proud to be able to support The Shining Through Centre and help these children and their families succeed.

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For further information:

Media Contact:
Tara Ruoso
St. Louis Franchise Ltd.
2040 Yonge St., Suite 200B
Toronto, ON, M4S 1Z9

TEL: 416.485.1094 x59
FAX: 416.485.1512

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