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Marymount Academy Raises Funds for Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Celina McKinnon and her father, Derrick, spokespersons and ambassadors for the Heart and Stroke Foundation rev up the student crowd at the Marymount Academy kickoff and fundraiser.

February 24, 2009 - Marymount Academy kicked off the start to its annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Campaign last Friday along with representatives from the Marymount Catholic Charities Council and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

To mark the day and as part of the fundraising activities Marymount hosted a school skating/sliding day at Queen's Athletic Field. Students who participated in these activities were asked to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The school has already received donations from local Sudbury businesses who helped sponsor the event. These proceeds will also go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Special guests such as the Chief of Police, Ian Davidson, City of Greater Sudbury Mayor, John Rodriguez, staff from the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Department, Celina McKinnon - a young girl who has been affected by heart disease and her father Derrick also celebrated the kickoff fundrasiser with the Marymount students.

Although donations are still being accepted until the end of the week, total dollars raised to date tally an impressive $2,000.

Marymount Academy would like to thank the following businesses for their support by donating to the Heart and Stroke Campaign.

ButterCup Cafe
Just Lubes (main office on the Kingsway)
Dalron Construction
LaRo Construction
Grand and Toy
Peddler's Pub

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