MEDIA ADVISORY - Racing for Wishes

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and the Compass Group of Canada 
present The Great Compass Race

TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - You are invited to join us: On Wednesday June 9 at 1:45 pm, at the Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road, Toronto) as participants race to raise $100,000 to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Patterned after the popular television show, "The Amazing Race," thirty-six teams will compete using their skills, wits and energy in a race against time and each other while completing skill testing challenges on their way to the finish line.

Media are invited to join us as the race gets underway. 

Who:   The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and the Compass Group of Canada
What:  The Great Compass Race
When:   Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Where:   Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to 15,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: For further information:

Linda Marco - Director, Development - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

c: 905-767-0184  -  t: 905-839-4566 x233  -  f: 905-839-3745 -

Cindy Harris - Senior Advisor, Communications Business Excellence - Compass Group of Canada

c: 647-262-7927-  t: 905-568-4636 x432  -  f: 905-568-3604 -

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