/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Giddy Up for Wishes arrives home in Calgary with wishes and smiles/



    3,500 km adventure along the Trans Canada Highway through four provinces
    raises more than $100,000 for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

    CALGARY, July 1 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Giddy Up for Wishes founder and rider, Martha Birkett, will be
           arriving in Calgary on Wednesday July 2 as she completes her
           3,500 km horseback fundraising journey, in support of The
           Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

           Martha's adventure, which began in Ottawa on March 30, took her
           through four provinces and more than 100 cities, towns and
           communities over a three-month period. Averaging approximately
           50 kms per day on one of four horses, along the Trans Canada
           Highway, Martha's journey has raised more than $120,000 for
           Children's Wish.

           To learn more about this incredible journey log onto
           www.giddyupforwishes.com.

    WHEN:  Wednesday July 2, 2008
           5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
           Martha is expected to arrive at 6:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre
           253220 Bearspaw Road
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted more than 14,000 wishes for children
and their families, fulfilling over 900 wishes annually across Canada - 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: Trevor Eagles, The Children's Wish Foundation
of Canada, Alberta and NWT Chapter, p: (403) 265-9039, c: (403) 333-3552, e:
trevor.eagles@childrenswish.ca; George James, The Children's Wish Foundation
of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416) 402-3783, e:
george.james@childrenswish.ca


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