CALGARY, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 29, 2008, through the
Children's Miracle Network Champions Across Canada Program Presented by
Wal-Mart Canada, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will introduce as
its 2008 Children's Miracle Network Champion Child - an amazing young man who
has lived above his rare blood disorder.
The media is invited to join the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
and Wal-Mart Canada on Friday and learn about how the Alberta Children's
Hospital is among the first in Canada to use an experimental drug to manage
this complicated form of Hemophilia.
Special guests and speakers at the event will include Dr. Man-Chiu Poon,
a Professor and Hemophilia Specialist at the Alberta Children's Hospital; Brad
Baker, District Manager, Wal-Mart Canada and Paul Lethbridge, Director,
Corporate Development, Children's Miracle Network.
Date: Friday, February. 29, 2008
Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Formal program at 12 noon
Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
(Kinsmen Learning Centre - 4th Floor)
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in
child health and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the
Foundation provides funding for innovative family centred programs,
state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally
recognized pediatric research.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization helping kids by
raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. In Canada,
Children's Miracle Network raises funds for 14 children's hospitals, and has
raised more than $250 million since its inception.
About Wal-Mart Canada
Wal-Mart Canada's sponsorship of the Champions Across Canada program is
an expression of its focus on making a difference in the communities its
customers and associates call "home". Wal-Mart Canada operates one of the
country's strongest community involvement programs. Since 1994, Wal-Mart
Canada and its associates have raised and donated more than $50 million to
Canadian community groups and not-for-profit organizations through the Good
Works program, with $26 million of that going to the Children's Miracle
Network and $2 million dollars to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
For further information:
For further information: Justine Clay, Senior Communications Associate,
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Tel: (403) 955-8824, E-mail: