TORONTO, ON – On July 5, award-winning international superstar Flo Rida and double-Platinum selling dance artist Mia Martina will perform at a concert for Sunnybrook’s Women & Babies Program at Toronto’s Liberty Grand.
Flo Rida is without question one of today’s most vibrant and recognizable superstars, a true international icon and history-making hip-hop hero currently preparing to release Wild Ones, his fourth studio album which includes multi-platinum singles “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones.”
Mia Martina’s debut album Devotion has garnered multiple JUNO Award nominations from the success of her double-Platinum first single, “Stereo Love,” and Gold-selling follow-up radio hits “Latin Moon” and “Burning.”
The concert will be the grand finale for the Bay Street Grand Prix, an extravaganza that will see Bay Street’s top executives go head-to-head in the ultimate go-kart race. The event aims to raise $500,000 for Sunnybrook’s Women & Babies Program.
The Bay Street Grand Prix, gala dinner and after-party are being hosted by philanthropists Andrew and Cathy DeFrancesco. The Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook holds a special place in the their hearts; their son Devlin was born 15 weeks premature, weighing just one pound, and was cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit for four months. Now 12, Devlin is a healthy young man and North American go-kart racing champion, setting his sights on Europe. The Bay Street Grand Prix is inspired by Andrew and Devlin’s shared love of go-kart, Formula One and IndyCar racing.
“We wanted to give back to the Women & Babies Program because of everything its team has done for our family,” said Andrew DeFrancesco. “We’re thrilled Mia Martina and Flo Rida are closing out our big day. They couldn’t be more enthusiastic for the event and for this wonderful program that changes the lives of so many people.”
Hosted by Honda Indy Toronto, the Bay Street Grand Prix will be held July 5 on an ASN Canada FIA sanctioned track at Exhibition Place.
To purchase tickets to the Bay Street Grand Prix concert and after-party, please visit www.baystreetgrandprix.ca.
About Sunnybrook’s Women & Babies Program From fertility, pregnancy and birth to mature women’s health, Sunnybrook’s Women & Babies Program is a world leader in teaching, patient care and scientific discovery. The Women & Babies Program offers expert, personalized care for women and their families before, during and after pregnancy. Sunnybrook delivers 4,000 babies a year, one-quarter of which are high-risk deliveries and require specialized care for mother and baby. Specializing in high-risk pregnancy and critically ill and premature babies, Sunnybrook deliver one in five babies in Ontario weighing less than three pounds.
About the Honda Indy Toronto The Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 6-8, 2012 on the streets surrounding Toronto’s Exhibition Place. With 26 years of IndyCar racing history in Toronto, the Honda Indy Toronto is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and includes the world’s fastest racing series, celebrity athletes, and a festival of live entertainment. For more information, visit hondaindytoronto.com.
From Jeri Brown/Ginger Shewell