Media Advisory - Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Child Ambassador



    CALGARY, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 27, 2009, through the
Children's Miracle Network Champions Across Canada Program Presented by
Walmart Canada, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will introduce as
its 2009 Children's Miracle Network Champion Child - an amazing young lady who
has beat a rare blood disorder.
    The media is invited to join the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
and Walmart Canada on Friday and learn about how the Alberta Children's
Hospital is now using bone marrow transplants to cure children with diseases
other than cancer.
    Special guests and speakers at the event will include Dr. Victor Lewis, a
bone marrow transplant specialist at the Alberta Children's Hospital; Brad
Baker, District Manager, Wal-Mart Canada and Justin Shenher, 2008 Children's
Miracle Network Champion Child.

    
    Date:      Friday, February. 27, 2009

    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 Walmart Canada

    Walmart 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". Walmart Canada operates one of the
country's strongest community involvement programs. Since 1994, Walmart 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, Associate Communications Manager,
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Tel: (403) 955-8824, E-mail:
jclay@achf.com

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