Media invitation - The Montreal Children's Hospital teams up with a player with The Montreal Canadiens



    They will launch an awareness campaign to prevent concussions, raise
    awareness of symptoms and ensure a safe return to sports after a brain
    trauma

    MONTREAL, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Football player Troy Aikman had one. So
did Steve Young and hockey player Pat Lafontaine. Eric Lindos had six. And
Bruins Centre Patrice Bergeron's future is on hold because he had one too. All
of these elite athletes have had a concussion. Some like Lindros had stellar
careers constantly interrupted because of a traumatic brain injury.
    Professional athletes aren't the only ones sidelined by concussions; kids
are also sustained brain injuries during sports and recreational activities
such as hockey, soccer, football, rugby, basketball, snowboarding, skiing,
wheel sports.
    For this reason, the Trauma experts at The Montreal Children's Hospital
of the MUHC invite you to a press conference to launch their newly expanded
Concussion and Return to Sports Program and their innovative Concussion Kit.
They will also share their plans to raise awareness about how to prevent,
treat and recover from a concussion. During the press conference, the MCH will
divulge the name of the Montreal Canadiens player who will be teaming up with
the Hospital to promote an extensive awareness campaign.

    
    WHEN:     Monday December 3 at 3 p.m.

    WHERE:    The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
              Amphitheatre
              2300 Tupper Street (corner Atwater)

    WHO:      Debbie Friedman, Director- MCH Trauma Programs
              Carlo Galli, Trauma Coordinator -Concussion /Return to
              Sports Program
              Montreal Canadiens Player
              Children who have sustained a concussion
    




For further information:

For further information: Lisa Dutton, Manager, Public Relations and
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, (514) 412-4307


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