TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Pennzoil has partnered with March of Dimes Canada, a charity that provides programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities. Pennzoil has donated $65,000 to March of Dimes in the form of a retro-fitted vehicle for people living with disabilities so that these former drivers can reclaim their freedom and love of driving.
"We are so excited to welcome Pennzoil to the March of Dimes family," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. "Their support will allow us to offer our essential programs and services to even more Canadian families living with disabilities."
Pennzoil will be the presenting sponsor for Rock for Dimes fundraisers in 2013 to celebrate the collective passion Pennzoil and so many others have for the love of cars and the freedom that people derive from their automobiles.
"Freedom is a sentiment closely associated with the ability to drive an automobile. Yet, this freedom can be taken away if one has disabilities and cannot drive a standard automobile. Pennzoil supports organizations like March of Dimes Canada, which are dedicated to helping people with disabilities regain mobility and freedom," says Bree Sandlin, Pennzoil Global Brand Manager.
Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes in a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada's programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city's best corporate band. Bands can showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.
What began as an event in Toronto, Ontario has since expanded to become March of Dimes' flagship national fundraiser and is now held in communities coast to coast. Since its inception, Rock for Dimes has raised over $750,000 to support March of Dimes' Conductive Education(R) and Stroke Recovery Canada(R) programs.
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About March of Dimes Canada
March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada. For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca/events or call 1-800-263-3463.
SOURCE: MARCH OF DIMES CANADA
For further information:
Ruth Kapelus, Media and Public Relations Coordinator
MARCH OF DIMES CANADA
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
416-425-3463 ext. 7258
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258