Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Kids' Health Links Foundation, McMaster Children's Hospital and TELUS to make first-of-its-kind kid's health care announcement



    HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Kids' Health Links Foundation (KHLF),
McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) and TELUS will announce a groundbreaking
initiative for kids in care at McMaster Children's Hospital on
Wednesday, December 12.

    
    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend.

    Where:    McMaster Children's Hospital
              1200 Main Street West
              Hamilton, ON
              L8N 3Z5

    When:     Wednesday, December 12
              11:30 a.m. - pre-announcement reception
              12:00 p.m. - formal presentation begins

    Who:      Basile Papaevangelou, Chairman and Founder, Kids' Health Links
              Foundation
              Peter Steer, President, McMaster Children's Hospital
              Joe Natale, TELUS Executive Vice President and President, TELUS
              Business Solutions
              Christina Papaevangelou, the child whose own experience in a
              hospital inspired the solution
              The Honourable Laurel Broten, M.P.P. Etobicoke-Lakeshore,
              Parliamentary Assistant to the Deputy Premier and Minister of
              Health and Long-Term Care
    

    About Kids' Health Links Foundation

    Kids' Health Links was founded by Basile Papaevangelou and his daughter
Christina to connect, through technology, children in health care facilities
across Canada with friends and family, their teachers and schoolwork.

    About McMaster Children's Hospital

    McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic
health sciences centres in the Canada. With 120 acute care beds, 40 pediatric
clinics and a full range of specialized inpatient services, MCH is home to one
of the country's most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units, a cutting-edge
Neurometabolic and Neuromuscular Clinic and a state-of-the-art endosuite for
performing minimally invasive surgery on our smallest patients. Founded in
1988, MCH has rapidly become a leader in pediatric evidence-based care,
collaborative research and innovative leading-edge education.
    MCH is one of the two busiest children's hospitals in Ontario offering
specialized care to more than 150,000 children each year from South Central
Ontario extending from Niagara to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. An integral
part of Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Children's Hospital is a hospital
within a hospital. It is also home to the McMaster Child Health Research
Institute (MCHRI) led by McMaster Children's Hospital and McMaster
University's Department of Pediatrics in conjunction with many key research
partners.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Basile
Papaevangelou, Kids' Health Links Foundation, (905) 469-1819,
basile.papa@sympatico.ca; Krista Maling, Senior Public Relations Specialist,
McMaster Children's Hospital, (905) 521-2100, ext. 76589, maling@hhsc.ca;
Allison Vale, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 629-6425, Allison.Vale@telus.com

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