WHERE: The Hospital for Sick Children (University Avenue front lawn)
------ 555 University Avenue, Toronto
WHEN: 12:30pm, Friday, June 13, 2008
WHO: 50 national cyclists participating in the Sears National Kids
---- Cancer Ride, SickKids patients,
SickKids Haemotology/Oncology Chief,
Sears President & CEO, ride organizers.
PHOTO OP: Cyclists will sign a giant card for patients at the
--------- hospital, before heading to a celebratory
event at Trinity Square at the
Toronto Eaton Centre.
Patients will come out to offer their
best wishes to the riders.
TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, a marathon
19-day journey across Canada to help raise money and awareness for childhood
cancer, arrives in Toronto Friday, June 13, 2008, with a special card-signing
ceremony at The Hospital for Sick Children. The 4 foot by 5 foot card will be
left at the hospital. The riders, including 16-year-old Andy Brooks of
Oakville, ON, a cancer survivor whose 13-year battle with the disease and its
treatments left him legally blind and with intractable epilepsy, will then
head to a public celebration at Trinity Square at the Eaton Centre, beginning
at 1:30 p.m. The festivities there include words of encouragement from Toronto
Mayor David Miller and Ontario's Lt. Gov., The Honourable David C. Onley, as
well as a free concert featuring bands such as Hello Beautiful, Crash
Parallel, Fairground, Photocell and The Flints.
For further information:
For further information: John McGrath, PR Communications Inc., (416)
876-3945, email@example.com; Eliana Cugini, Sears Canada, (416)