War Amps News Conference

10:30 AM, Friday August 17, 2012 - The Westin Nova Scotian (1181 Hollis Street, Halifax)

HALIFAX, Aug. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Mark Allison, 14, of Hunts Point, NS, doesn't let being a right leg amputee prevent him from enjoying some of his favourite activities, like swimming.  He is able to do so with the help of his swim leg provided by The War Amps.

Mark, who was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program after losing his leg to cancer, will show his swim leg today (Friday August 17) in Harbour Suite A of The Westin Nova Scotian at the opening session of The War Amps 2012 Atlantic CHAMP Seminar.

With the theme Accentuating the Positive, the news conference will also feature other young amputees from across the Atlantic provinces demonstrating various recreational artificial limbs and devices they use to overcome their amputations and achieve their goals.

Running August 17-19, the seminar will be a life-changing experience for Champs and their parents, covering everything from raising an amputee child, to dealing with teasing and staring, to seeing the latest developments in artificial limbs.

Media are welcome to attend the sessions, or interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time.

SOURCE: WAR AMPS

For further information:

Danita Chisholm, Executive Director, Communications
1 (613) 797-1654 or 1 877 60MEDIA