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REF NO.: 106

SUBJECT: Monte Carlo fundraiser benefits six charities
DATE: March 7, 2003

The 26th annual Monte Carlo Charity Gala, organized by Memorial University's medical students, raised over $25,000. For the first time the event was held off-campus, at the Delta Hotel in late November.

Cheques of $5,000 each were distributed to the School Lunch Association, Give to Feel Good Campaign (Health Care Corporation of St. John's), the Canadian Hemophilia Society (Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter) and the Parkinson Society; $2,500 each to the Gros Morne Literacy Council and Planned Parenthood. Funds for the Give to Feel Good Campaign were matched two-to-one by the provincial government. Jerry Baird, School Lunch Association; Norman Locke, Canadian Hemophilia Society; Annette Johns, Planned Parenthood; Linda Kelly and Laurina Leyenaar, co-chairs of the medical student charity selection committee; Maxine Thistle, Parkinson Society; and Jerry Bishop and Gerry Power of the Give to Feel Good Campaign were on hand for the cheque distribution ceremony.

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