On Your Mark. Get Set. Walk/Run For Make-A-Wish®

The 5th annual Innovapost Share the Power of a Wish® Walk/Run Gets Underway at 9:00 a.m., September 29, 2012 at Ottawa City Hall

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, join hundreds of walkers and runners as they lace up in support of Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario. The event offers walkers and runners of all abilities a 5km or 10km route along the picturesque Rideau Canal, plus a 1km kids run. In addition to the walk/runs, participants will enjoy a family-friendly party at Ottawa City Hall with food, music and activities for kids including face painting, bouncy castles, fire truck tours and special guests.

"I find myself once again honored that this great event is taking place," said Mike Wlotzki, Executive Director of the Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario. "We are so grateful to the Innovapost team as they continue to support our mission of wish granting to children in need in our community. We are also blessed with the amount of participants and volunteers that continue to come out, rain or shine and support Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario through the Walk Run."

Innovapost, the Information Technology (IT) service provider of the Canada Post Group of Companies, and Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario have a long standing partnership to make Wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Innovapost Share the Power of a Wish® Walk/Run began as a small company event with 50 people in 2008, and has since grown to become one of the largest fundraising events for Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario.

"To date, Innovapost and Make-A-Wish® of Eastern Ontario have collaborated on this great event to raise over $320,000 and grant wishes to over 30 children," said Drew McCutcheon, Innovapost Race Director. "On September 29, we are excited about continuing this success story and granting more wishes to children with life threatening illnesses."

You can still join us and register at the event. A table for new registrations will be set up and open at 8h15am.  Check out our website for race information: www.wishpower.innovapost.com

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SPW_WalkRun2012

About Make-A-Wish®
The mission of Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is a part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world and can be found in over 36 countries on five continents. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 65 chapters, while Make-A-Wish Foundation® International serves children outside the United States in over 36 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide since inception. Along with the national office, seven regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need across Canada.

About Innovapost
Innovapost offers a variety of Information System (IS) and Information Technology (IT) services to the Canada Post Group of Companies and their customers. With offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Mississauga, Innovapost operates as the Group's Shared Services Provider to help realize greater value from technology and business process investments. For more information, visit the Innovapost website at www.innovapost.com.

SOURCE: Innovapost Inc.

For further information:

Pre-Event Contacts:       
Angela Swann, Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario
Communications, 613.234.3555
angela.swann@makeawish.ca

Graeme Innes, Innovapost
Communications, 613.293.3722
graeme.innes@innovapost.com

Onsite Contacts:       
Angela Swann, Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario
Communications, 613.234.3555
angela.swann@makeawish.ca

Colinda Dubeau, Innovapost
Communications, 613.203.0328
colinda.dubeau@innovapost.com

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