Media Advisory - Benoit's Wishwalk across Canada In support of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada!

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - After more than a month in Newfoundland, Benoit Lebel will make his way to Nova Scotia to continue his fundraising project in support of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. On April 13th, Benoit will arrive in Sydney Harbour, having raised over $1,800 towards his $30,000 goal.

While in Nova Scotia, Benoit will trek through Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Truro and will end in Dartmouth/Halifax from April 25 to 28 before leaving for PEI.

During his journey, Benoit will act as an ambassador for Children's Wish. His goal is to educate communities across Canada about the mission of the foundation and encourage them to support the cause that is so important to him. Benoit considers himself privileged to be in excellent health, which is what inspired him to contribute to the Children's Wish mission. With Canada's help, Benoit's goal is to raise $30,000 to grant the most heartfelt wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

When:

From April 13th to April 30th 2016



Where:

Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Truro and Halifax/ Darmouth



Who:

Benoit Lebel, Nova Scotia Chapter staff, local Wish families

You can follow Benoit's journey on his website www.wishwalk.ca or on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wishwalk.ca/. You can also make a donation on his website using a secure donations page created by Children's Wish.

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada:

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.

This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long.  Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information and to donate.

Twitter: @ChildrensWishNS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChildrensWishNS/ 

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Video with caption: "Video: Wish Walk". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxyxdU7aizs&feature=youtu.be

Image with caption: "Benoit Lebel with Kathryn Tylor Musseau, host of Exploits Central & Local Matters on Rogers TV in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160412_C8624_PHOTO_EN_663856.jpg

Image with caption: "Children's Wish Month (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160412_C8624_PHOTO_EN_663858.jpg

For further information: To request the complete Wish Walk itinerary or to schedule an interview with Benoit and our Chapter staff please contact: Cheryl Matthews, Nova Scotia director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, E: cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca, T: 902-229-9474 ext: 0025

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