Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - 50 cyclists riding across Canada for kids cancer - led by teen cancer survivor - arrive at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children today!



    
     WHERE: The Hospital for Sick Children (University Avenue front lawn)
     ------            555 University Avenue, Toronto

                     WHEN: 12:30pm, Friday, June 13, 2008
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    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, john@prcommunicationsinc.com; Eliana Cugini, Sears Canada, (416)
941-4426, ecugini@sears.ca


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