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    Media Advisory - Torontonians Respond to AIDS in Africa at Race for
    Dignity on Saturday, June 23: 12-Hour Spinathon Features Special Guests &
    Live Onstage Entertainment

    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Torontonians will converge on Yonge-Dundas
Square on Saturday, June 23 to promote community awareness and positive
involvement in the response to HIV/AIDS in Africa. Dignitas International's
Race for Dignity Challenge is a 12-hour spinathon on stationary bikes and will
take place from 10AM to 10PM. This free event will also feature 12 hours of
live onstage entertainment, including special guests, hourly prize draws, and
international and Juno Award-winning performers. This year's Race for Dignity
Challenge has already raised close to $250,000 for Dignitas.

    
    WHAT   Race for Dignity Challenge

    WHEN   Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 10AM to 10PM

    WHERE  Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge & Dundas, Downtown Toronto

    WHO    Special guests, including:
                 -  MP Peggy Nash at 10AM
                 -  Sarah Barrable-Tishauer of Degrassi: The Next Generation
                    at 12PM
                 -  MP Olivia Chow at 1:30PM
                 -  Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae at 1PM
                 -  Ontario Minister of Health George Smitherman at 4PM

              Plus: Mag Ruffman, Canadian Television Personality; David
              Fleck, Executive Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets; James
              Fraser, Executive Director, Dignitas International; Scott
              Simpson, Ironman Triathlete & Race for Dignity Founder; and
              many more! (Note: scheduled times subject to change.)

           Jazz, rock, acoustic, African and Juno Award-winning performers
           featured live on the Yonge-Dundas Square stage throughout the day
           (the complete schedule of performers can be found at
           racefordignity.com).

           30 teams comprising over 200 cyclists!
    

    Presented this year by BMO Financial Group, the Race for Dignity
Challenge has established itself as a growing grassroots event with support
from corporate sponsors, private funders, public officials, celebrities,
students, activists, artists, medical professionals and private sector actors.
Please visit racefordignity.com for all event details.

    The Race for Dignity was inspired by one man's resolve to raise awareness
about the global AIDS pandemic. Scott Simpson, an HIV+ Canadian and
medal-winning triathlete, wanted to highlight inequities in access to HIV
medications in the developing world by cycling 13,000km across the continent
of Africa in support of Dignitas. Due to concerns about his health, however,
Scott was unable to embark on this challenge. Scott's dream of cycling across
Africa ended that day, but it did not die. Torontonians are collecting pledges
and will ride to complete the race and help Dignitas continue its life-saving
work. As Dignitas's Fundraising Officer, Scott continues to drive Race for
Dignity events, including this year's Race for Dignity Challenge.

    Dignitas International is a medical humanitarian organization working
with communities to dramatically increase access to life-saving treatment and
prevention in areas overwhelmed by HIV/AIDS. Founded by a group of
international health and research experts, Dignitas is led by Dr. James
Orbinski, who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize as International President
of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders). Dignitas is saving
lives in Malawi, Africa, with sustainable, community-based HIV/AIDS
programming to be replicated throughout the developing world.





For further information:

For further information: Kathe Rogers, Communications Coordinator, (416)
260-3100 x 113, k.rogers@dignitasinternational.org, or (647) 222-0195
(mobile)

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