Media Advisory - The Victor Davis Memorial Ride sets off from Guelph

Greg Davis rides approximately 1,000 kilometres from Guelph to Quebec City to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation awareness

TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Greg Davis, brother of the late Canadian Olympic swimmer Victor
           Davis, begins an eleven day, 1,000 kilometre cycling journey in
           memory of Victor. The ride begins in Guelph and will end in Quebec
           City.

           The Victor Davis Memorial Ride celebrates transplant recipients
           participating at the Canadian Transplant Games in Quebec City,
           August 9-14, 2010. Greg will be stopping at several hospitals
           along his cycling journey to increase awareness for organ and
           tissue donation.  Transplant recipient athletes will join Greg at
           each of his stops along the way.

           Gift of Life Consent Forms and Organ and Tissue registration forms
           will be available at each stop that Greg makes along the route.

    WHO:   Frank Markel, President and CEO of Trillium Gift of Life Network
           Greg Davis, Cyclist and Donor Family Member
           Denis Richardson, Heart recipient and participant at the
           Transplant Games
           Aubrey Goldstein, MD, liver recipient and participant at the
           Transplant Games

    WHEN:  Friday, August 6, 2010
           9:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
           1053 Carling Avenue (lawn in front of Emergency Department)
           Ottawa, Ontario
    

SOURCE Trillium Gift of Life Network

For further information: For further information: Bruce Kurta, Trillium Gift of Life Network, (p) 416-619-2350, (m) 416-526-8035, (e) bkurta@giftoflife.on.ca

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