Earlier this month, Sault Ste. Marie was one of numerous locations across Canada to take part in the March of Dimes' flagship national fundraiser, Rock For Dimes.
Other Rock For Dimes participating communities include Vancouver, Calgary, London, Windsor, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, among others.
Presented by the United Way Sault Ste. Marie and District and March of Dimes Canada, the annual event supports programs and services for local residents with disabilities such as March of Dimes Conductive Education and Stroke Recovery Canada programs.
Participating bands in the Sault Ste. Marie music showcase hosted at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel were Late Shift, Haggith, Mourning Wood, The Elements, Mannapool, Thrill Junkies, and Redundant.
Since Rock for Dimes first began, the event has raised more than $1 million in support of the United Way Sault Ste. Marie and District and March of Dimes Canada.
Funds raised at the most recent Sault Ste. Marie event is just shy of its $7,000 target at $6,200.
To make a donation to Rock for Dimes, please click here.
Rock for Dimes national sponsors are Long & McQuade, Airgo Medical, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, League of Rock, Sun Media and Agency59.
Sault Ste. Marie support was provided by Delta Sault Ste. Marie, Crank Sound Distribution, Case's Music, Soo Thunderbirds Hockey Club and United Way Sault Ste. Marie and District.
Photo: Mannapool performs during Rock for Dimes in Sault Ste. Marie. Donna Hopper/SooToday