Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications, March of Dimes Canada
For over 60 years March of Dimes has depended on the kindness and generosity of Ontarians who open their doors, heart and wallets during our annual Door-to-Door Campaign. The Ancaster and Dundas Campaign raised close to $20,000!
Once again, this past January and February over 6,000 canvassers across the province went door-to-door to help raise money for children and adults living with physical disabilities. This year they were also joined by online canvassers.
Our volunteers carried on a tradition started more than 60 years ago when “Marching Mothers” went door to door to raise money for a polio cure. Thanks to their efforts, a vaccine was found and Canada was the first country to be declared polio-free.
Today’s March of Dimes provides programs and services that open doors for people with physical disabilities to jobs, recreation, mobility and independence – but we couldn’t do it without our dedicated volunteers!
On behalf of March of Dimes, I extend my deepest gratitude to all of our volunteers in Ancaster and Dundas and thank them for helping us raise close to $700,000 in 2012. We couldn’t do without you!