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Saturday December 21st, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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Local band Drop Dead Famous will be donating all monies made when their single “Survive Tonight” is purchased on iTunes between December 18th and January 1st, 2014 to the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch.

Realizing that it is not always a “happy” holiday season for many in our community, lead vocal of DDF, Rob Higgins says, “We want this song to remind people to look beyond themselves this season. If you’re one of the fortunate ones to be happy, take a minute to share it, listen, even just offer a free smile – it could be a family member, a friend or a complete stranger in the store next to you that is silently asking for help, for understanding, for a simple reason to get through the next hour of their day. Our simple acts of kindness, which cost us nothing, can mean the world to someone hurting.”

Kim Willis from the Canadian Mental Health Association says, “The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people, particularly those dealing with grief. Although family and friends help, many people seek help and support from bereavement specialists at CMHA. The proceeds from sales of the song will go towards our bereavement program for adults and children. This program receives minimal government funding, relying on community support for its existence.”

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