Media Advisory - Jumpin' for Wishes



    24-hours - 200 Jumps - One Wish

    EDMONTON, Aug. 17 /CNW/ -

    
    What: An attempt to break the 24-hour Canadian skydiving record

    When: August 18, 2009

    Where: Edmonton Sky Dive Centre, Edmonton, AB
    

    Jim Wilson, 17 Wing, CFB Winnipeg, will attempt to break the 24-hour
Canadian skydiving record, by plummeting to earth 200 times.
    This challenging feat is being undertaken to benefit children suffering
from illnesses such as cancer, heart defects, HIV, Cystic Fibrosis and many
other conditions, as served by the Children's Wish Foundation. Each of these
children has a unique and heartfelt wish.
    Second Lt. Jim Wilson, was forced earlier this summer to defer this
record breaking attempt due to unstable weather. Now, he and his ground and
air team are anxious to commence this feat.
    Jim Wilson calls Winnipeg home but travels extensively sharing his
expertise in parachute jumping. Also participating in the record breaking
attempt, Mindy the Skydiving Dog will be anxious to set her own record.
    To reach Jim Wilson for interview call 204-295-0884

    "The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada works with the community to
provide children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses the
opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish."





For further information:

For further information: Trevor Eagles, Fundraising Co-ordinator,
Alberta Chapter, Children's Wish at (403) 225-9039,
Trevor.eagles@childrenswish.ca; Or Maria Toscano, Chapter Director, Manitoba
Chapter, Children's Wish at (204) 945-9474, Maria.toscano@childrenswish.ca


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