Money Mart Customers Continue Record-Breaking Support for Easter Seals - $393K

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Money Mart staff and customers across Canada
broke another fundraising record for Easter Seals, contributing $393,000 in
support of the Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay. As National Presenting Partner of
the 24 Hour Relay, Money Mart raises funds and promotes the event in over
450 branches and provides invaluable volunteer support at Relays across the
    To celebrate Money Mart's success, Max Beck, CEO of Easter Seals Canada,
Stephen Miller, President and CEO of Easter Seals BC and Heather Chang, Easter
Seals Provincial Ambassador for BC, presented honorary awards to Norm Miller,
Money Mart's Chief Operating Officer and also presented awards to the branch
managers of the top two fundraising stores located in Red Deer, AB and Delta,
BC. The presentation was held at Money Mart's retail head office in Victoria,
BC on October 10th.
    Money Mart first launched its 24 Hour Relay fundraising campaign in 2003.
Every year since then, Money Mart branches have bested their fundraising
totals from the previous year, bringing Money Mart's fundraising total to over
$1.5 million.
    "We cannot thank Money Mart enough for its outstanding support," says Max
Beck, CEO of Easter Seals Canada. "Every year Money Mart employees and
customers continuously raise the bar, enhancing the lives of more people with
disabilities. We are very grateful to partner with Money Mart which has always
shown tremendous enthusiasm for making a difference in the communities it
    "We are incredibly proud of our involvement with Easter Seals and can't
thank our staff and customers enough for their tremendous efforts year after
year," says Norm Miller. "The programs and solutions provided through Easter
Seals helps thousands of Canadians with disabilities in so many ways and we're
absolutely thrilled to be a part of that."
    The 29th annual Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay raised $3.2 million this June
for Easter Seals programs and services. The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay brings
together more than three hundred teams in nine cities, comprising 7,500
participants who fundraise for months leading up to the 24 Hour Relay in June.
Participants lace up their running shoes and bring their commitment and
enthusiasm for the only 24 Hour event that mixes athletics with wacky fun. For
more information:

    Easter Seals Canada has served Canadians with disabilities for more than
eighty years. More than 100,000 Canadians and their families annually access
programs and services provided by Easter Seals organizations across Canada.
Easter Seals services include summer camp and active living programs, respite
facilities, and the provision of specialized mobility and access equipment.
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    Owned by Dollar Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:   DLLR) Money Mart is Canada's
largest convenience-based retail financial services provider. A pioneer and
leader in cheque cashing and payday loan services, Money Mart has served
millions of Canadians since 1982 and continues to provide instant financial
solutions in over 450 locations across Canada. Additional Money Mart services
include Western Union money transfers, prepaid products, tax preparation, bill
payments and currency exchange. For more information: and

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For further information: Cheryl McNamara, Development & Communications
Manager, Easter Seals Canada, Phone: (416) 932-8382 ext 245, Email:

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