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, July 27 /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
             Carol Dubeau, Heart recipient and participant at the Transplant
             Games
             Michael Mazzuocco, Lung recipient and participant at the
             Transplant Games
             Lance Tyszka, Multiple kidney recipient and participant at the
             Transplant Games

    WHEN:    Wednesday, July 28, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   Victor Davis Memorial Pool
             151 Victoria Road North
             Guelph, ON
             N1E 5H4
             NOTE: All stop locations follow below


    Victor Davis Ride for Organ and Tissue Donation

    Greg Davis' stops

    WHEN:    Wednesday, July 28, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   Victor Davis Memorial Pool
             151 Victoria Road North
             Guelph, ON
             N1E 5H4

    WHEN:    Wednesday, August 4, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
             University Avenue Entrance
             200 Elizabeth Street
             Toronto, Ontario

    WHEN:    Tuesday, August 3, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   Northumberland Hills Hospital
             1000 DePalma Drive
             Cobourg, Ontario

    WHEN:    Wednesday, August 4, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   Quinte Healthcare Hospital
             265 Dundas St. E.
             Charlotte Sills Wing, main entrance (rain alternative, lobby
             area)
             Belleville, Ontario

    WHEN:    Thursday, August 5, 2010
             9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:   Brockville General Hospital
             75 Charles Street
             Brockville, Ontario

    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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