26 September, 2012 mcfadyena

Sexsmith To Perform At Charity Gala

COBOURG – Juno Award-winning musician Ron Sexsmith is set to perform an intimate concert in support of The Isaac Foundation at their 3rd Annual ‘Gala For A Cure.’

The gala, slated for Oct. 13 at the Best Western Ballroom in Cobourg, aims to raise money to find a cure for MPS VI, a rare and devastating disease that eight-year-old Campbellford resident, Isaac McFadyen, suffers from.

Sexsmith has won two Juno Awards — one in 1998 for Album of the Year, and again in 2005 for Songwriter of the Year. In 2011, Sexsmith was shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and nominated for three Junos for his album, Long Player, Late Bloomer.

The Isaac Foundation, formed in 2006 by Andrew and Ellen McFadyen to find a cure for their son, is no stranger to high profile, celebrity, support. The charity has an excellent relationship with musician John Mayer, who often lends a hand to raise awareness of the organization during his concerts and on his website. In addition, Major League Baseball star, Roy Halladay, has donated the proceeds of his Sportsman of the Year award to the charity, and members of The Tragically Hip often attend Foundation events in support of Isaac and the McFadyens.

McFadyen, director for The Isaac Foundation, was thrilled with the news that Sexsmith was being added to the gala lineup.

“I’m excited that we get to treat our guests to the music of Ron Sexsmith. It gives us a boost with our fundraising efforts and really helps us pave the way for a successful event.”

Tickets for the event, which will include wine tasting by Huff Estates Winery, dinner, Sexsmith’s performance, a silent auction, and a dance to end the evening are on sale now.

Tickets are $100 and include a charitable tax receipt of $60. They can be purchased online at www.theisaacfoundation.com.