March of Dimes Attracts Royalty

    TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 4th, 2007 at the Sheraton
Centre Hotel Toronto, March of Dimes Canada will be presenting the 2nd Annual
Ability and Beyond Gala Dinner, A Royal Evening, and will feature its honoured
guest, HRH The Princess Royal.
    The Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, is
the President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, one of the largest
providers of comprehensive carergiver support services in the UK. A passionate
advocate for caregivers, The Princess Royal will be participating in this very
special event honouring the essential role that informal caregivers play in
    The annual dinner is held to support March of Dimes Canada's programs for
people with physical disabilities. A private reception for Patrons, sponsors
and major donors will be held, sponsored by sanofi pasteur, prior to the
    As the Canadian public begins to deal with the implications of an aging
population, the need for March of Dimes Canada's services will become even
greater. Every baby-boomer is potentially affected by the situation of aging
parents or the late-life changes they may be personally experiencing.
    This year's Ability and Beyond Gala Dinner theme is a lead-in to
FICCDAT - the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Aging and
Technology taking place June 16th to 19th. March of Dimes Canada is co-hosting
FICCDAT, an event bringing together five concurrent conferences focused on
enhancing the lives of seniors, persons with disabilities and their family
    Anne-Marie and Robert Canning are the Dinner Sponsors and Chairs. John C.
Eaton and Sally Horsfall Eaton and the Honourable David R. Peterson and
Shelley Peterson are the Gala Patrons. An octet from the National Youth
Orchestra of Canada will be on-hand to entertain guests and Leslie Roberts,
Global TV Co-Anchor of The News Hour and on-air personality with CFRB 1010
will be the Master of Ceremonies.
    Gala Tickets are $500 each and include entrance to the Gala reception and
dinner. Patron Tickets are $1000 each and include the private reception with
The Princess Royal.
    For more information on purchasing tickets please call 416-425-3463 ext.
7716 or visit the website at
    For more information on FICCDAT, please call 416-425-3463 ext. 7720 or
visit the website at

    March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization
providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and
caregivers across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Ruth Kapelus, Provincial Communications and
Conference Assistant, March of Dimes Canada, 10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON,
M4H 1A4, Phone: (416) 425-3463 ext. 7254, Toll Free: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7254,
Fax: (416) 425-1920,,

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