Toronto EDM Community Wants to Give Back by FIghting Cancer

[I’ll just quote the press release – AC]

Toronto’s electronic dance music culture is making headlines in a different kind of buzz as local promoters come together with a series of events benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society. Artists, producers, DJs and promoters are merging talents for Night to Remember, a project which has those touched by the disease feeling hopeful.

“Electronic dance music continues to be at the forefront of the music charts, why not tap into the abundance and shed some light where needed,” says Paul Alfano from MPE, Head Promoters behind Night to Remember. “We have all been touched by cancer, the MPE Project has one objective and that is to raise funds for a cause familiar to all of us,” he adds.


As the city entertains several one-off events raising funds for respected causes, the project has tapped into the market gaining momentum exclusively with their series, which enthusiasts say will continue so long as people show support. To date, NTR has raised over two thousand five hundred dollars for the cause, a promising start for a fresh endeavor.

Toronto’s top electronic dance music talent performs in tribute to memories adorned. Night to Remember (NTR) has quickly gained the support of Balance Inc., co-producers of the Digital Dreams Festival, along with several street-level promoters all donating time and efforts towards the cause.

Canadian Cancer Society

Pat Russo, one who understands the battle first hand says, “Its amazing that all these people (promoters, DJs, producers and artists) are putting the time and energy into this. We need more people that genuinely care in order to make a difference. Sometimes its not just about the dollar amount going towards the cause, but the effort to expose and make people aware of the ongoing need to fund research and aftercare.”

In a statement given earlier today, Sacha Michna Senior Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships, C.C.S. said, “Thanks to generous supporters like the NTR team, the Canadian Cancer Society continues to have more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity in Canada.”

“The ten to fifteen dollar cover that we charge at the door for entry is a small amount for a fun night with plenty of DJs and different styles of house music. We are creating a unique vibe, people feel good knowing they are dancing for a cause,” says Alfano.

Those who wish to support Night to Remember benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society, can do so this Friday August 22, 2014 at Li’ly Lounge (656 College St. west, Toronto).

For more information on Night to Remember events, please visit MPE Project on Facebook.


 This is a 19+ event, patrons must supply proper identification at the door. The next event will take place this Friday August 22, 2014 at Li’ly Lounge located at 656 College St. west, Toronto. Proceeds will go to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Two floors of the venue will be open with twenty DJ’s playing various sub-genres of house music. Location is TTC accessible and there is paid parking in the area.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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