- Sheldon Souray unites with Dr. John Yaremko to raise awareness about
meningitis and ensure Canadian youth have a healthy hockey season -
EDMONTON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -
What: During the Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition, Sheldon Souray
will be onsite to help young tournament players and hockey
enthusiasts with their shooting skills, while raising awareness
about bacterial meningitis. Joined by Dr. John Yaremko, the
onsite event will engage children and parents alike to ensure
they have a safe and healthy hockey season!
PHOTO and BROADCAST visual opportunities with Sheldon Souray
onsite and INTERVIEWS with the physician are available prior to
Who: Sheldon Souray, defenceman, Edmonton Oilers
Dr. John Yaremko, family physician, pediatrician
When: March 1, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rexall Place
7424 118 Ave. N.W
Meningococcal Meningitis Quick Facts:
- Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious bacterial infection
that can be spread from one person to another through close contact
involving secretions from the nose or throat, such as kissing, sharing
eating utensils or water bottles.
- Anyone can get meningococcal meningitis, but a large number of cases
occur in children and adolescents from one to 19 years of age.
- Meningococcal meningitis often begins with symptoms that can be
mistaken for common viral illnesses, such as the flu. But unlike more
common infections, meningococcal meningitis can progress very rapidly
and cause death in 48 hours or less.
- Four of the five bacterial strains that cause meningococcal meningitis
(A, C, Y and W-135) are vaccine-preventable.
For further information:
For further information: Sarah Habib, (416) 847-1318,
Sarah.Habib@mslpr.ca; Onsite Media Contact: Jeanelle Frampton, (647) 208-4002