Media Advisory - Children's Wish grants its 15,000th Wish



    OTTAWA, May 28 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Eleven year-old Justin from Ottawa who has Ewing's Sarcoma, is
              getting ready to receive his wish - a beautiful rescue dog
              named Muffie. With his dog arriving next week from Calgary,
              Justin is going with his family today to get all of the
              necessary pet supplies. Muffie will also be a great motivator
              for Justin to exercise because he will have the chance to
              strengthen the muscles affected by the cancer treatments.
              Following lunch, Justin will be meeting with the Prime
              Minister.

    WHO:      Justin and his family
              Mara Berzins, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

    WHEN:     May 28, 2009

    WHERE:    10:00 am Petsmart - 1851 Merivale Road
              12:00 noon Johnny Farina's Restaurant - 216 Elgin Street
              1:45 pm arrive at Parliament Hill
              2:15 pm Statements read at Parliament Hill
              3:00 pm meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 950 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: George James, Communications Director, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416)
402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca


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