/R E P E A T -- Annual HMCS Halifax's Run Nova Scotia starts today in Yarmouth and North Sydney/



    HALIFAX, June 8 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Two groups of sailors from HMCS Halifax are raising funds for The
           Children's Wish Foundation of Canada - Nova Scotia Chapter.
           Between June 8 and 12, the members of the HALIFAX will run across
           Nova Scotia in their sixth run to raise awareness and funds for
           Children's Wish. The RUN will see two teams of runners run the
           length of the province by simultaneously running Yarmouth-Halifax
           and Sydney-Halifax legs to meet pledge obligations. The RUN will
           conclude with an official finish and cheque presentation ceremony
           in Dockyard on Friday June 12. Since the Run first began, more
           than $50,000 has been raised for the Foundation.

    WHERE and WHEN:

    West Team

    June 8 -- Yarmouth - Meadowfields Elementary School, will be arriving at
    the school for 7:50 am

    June 9 - Digby - Digby Elementary will be arriving at the school for 8:00
    am

    June 10 (Kingston/Greenwood) - Kingston Elementary, will be arriving at
    8:00 am

    June 10 (New Minas) - New Minas Elementary, will be arriving at 12:45 pm

    June 11 (Windsor) - Falmouth Elementary, will be arriving at the school
    for 7:50am

    June 12 - ceremony on the ship


    East Team:

    June 8 (North Sydney) - Bras' d'Or Elementary, will be arriving at the
    school for 8:30 am

    June 9 (Whycocomagh) - Whycocomagh Education Centre, will be arriving at
    the school for 8:30 am

    June 10 (Antigonish) - St. Andrew's Jr. High, will be arriving at the
    school for 8:30 am

    June 11 (Truro) - details to be confirmed

    June 12 - ceremony on the ship
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director - Nova
Scotia, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (902) 492-0025, c: (902)
229-9474, cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca


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