Alzheimer Society of Toronto announces return of The Spirit of John

Wednesday, September 13, 20177:00 pm to 1:00 am
Mod Club Theatre, Toronto

Evening to celebrate and raise funds for Society's Music Project

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Now in its third year, The Spirit of John returns for another incredible night of celebrating John Mann, lead singer of Spirit of the West, and the power of music for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Toronto's Dave Bidini will host the event which will take place at the Mod Club, 722 College Street. Spirit of the West will be performing along with many other musicians, including: Josh Finalyson and Andy Maize (Skydiggers), Chris Tait (Chalk Circle), Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath), Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), Tom Wilson and Danny Michel.

All concert proceeds go to support the Alzheimer Society of Toronto's Music Project which provides personalized playlists and iPods for people with dementia in Toronto. Concert-goers will also be participating in the second annual Fund-A-Need to raise enough money to supply music to 400 people with the disease.

John was only 51 when he was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's three years ago. Since then, he's helped raise awareness about music therapy for people living with dementia. Now that John's own disease has progressed, it's our turn to play the music. John's set list for the evening will be custom made by his friends and family. Each song will be performed by a special guest with the house band.

The Spirit of John concert is in partnership with J. Walter Thompson Worldwide. Doors open at 7:00 pm and performances start at 8:00 pm. To purchase your tickets, visit:

About the Alzheimer Society of Toronto

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto provides free counselling and education to people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers. They deliver specialized training and professional development for frontline health-care providers, and public education and awareness events to increase accessibility to dementia information.

About J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
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SOURCE Alzheimer Society of Toronto

For further information: Kimberley Locke, Director, Community Engagement, 416-640-6320,,

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