Tomorrow, Halifax partner Marc Belliveau will be honoured in Toronto by March of Dimes Canada for his efforts to enhance the lives of people living with physical disabilities.
A committed March of Dimes volunteer, Marc will be awarded the 2011 March of Dimes Reverend Roy Essex Award. The award, created in 1981 in honour of Reverend Roy Essex, a dedicated and long-time March of Dimes volunteer, is presented to volunteers who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment and made an outstanding contribution to the goals of March of Dimes Canada. Marc has been a driving force behind a series of fundraisers in Halifax to help March of Dimes offer crucial programming for children and adults with disabilities in Nova Scotia.
The firm’s resident rockstar, Marc has played an integral role in supporting Rock for Dimes Halifax, which is heading into its sixth year. Since its inception, he has been at the helm, with his fellow award recipients Bruce Marchand and David Graves, of the event’s dedicated volunteer committee. This battle of the bands fundraiser is held in cities across Canada, and in Halifax, specifically supports Conductive Education® Nova Scotia. Over the last five years, the event has grown and is now March of Dimes’ most successful Rock for Dimes fundraiser in Canada.
“The work of Marc, Bruce and David has ensured that we are able to raise funds for Conductive Education in Halifax and keep the program running successfully. Their work ensures that March of Dimes is top of mind for hundreds of Rock for Dimes guests and volunteers and for that we are so grateful,” says Ruth Kapelus, Media and Public Relations for March of Dimes Canada, and who nominated the men for the Award.