- Former NHL players unite with pediatrician Dr. John Yaremko to raise
awareness about meningitis and ensure Canadian youth have a healthy
hockey season -
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 21 /CNW/ -
What: During the 49th Annual Quebec International PeeWee Hockey
Tournament, four former Quebec Nordiques players will be onsite to
help young tournament players and hockey enthusiasts with their
shooting skills, while raising awareness about bacterial
meningitis. Joined by pediatrician Dr. John Yaremko, the onsite
event will engage children and parents alike to ensure they have a
safe and healthy hockey season!
PHOTO and BROADCAST visual opportunities with the players onsite
and INTERVIEWS with the physician are available prior to the
Who: Former Quebec Nordiques Real "Buddy" Cloutier, Dave Pichette,
Pierre Lacroix and Marc Fortier
Dr. John Yaremko, family physician, pediatrician, Montreal
When: Saturday, February 23rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 24th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Colisée Pepsi
250 Boul. Hamel
Meningococcal Meningitis Quick Facts:
- Each year there are more than 1,000 cases of bacterial meningitis in
Canada, with bacteria spreading through shared items that come in
contact with the mouth, including water bottles shared among team
members at sporting events.
- Meningococcal meningitis often begins with symptoms that can be
mistaken for common viral illnesses, such as the flu. But unlike more
common infections, meningococcal meningitis can progress very rapidly
and cause death in 48 hours or less.
- Four of the five bacterial strains that cause meningococcal meningitis
(A, C, Y and W-135) are vaccine-preventable.
For further information:
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