/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Hundreds to Gather in Yonge-Dundas Square to Fight AIDS in Africa on Saturday, July 5: 10-Hour Spinathon Features Special Guests and Live Onstage Entertainment/



    TORONTO, July 4 /CNW/ - On Saturday, July 5, hundreds of Toronto
residents from all walks of life will converge on Yonge-Dundas Square to take
part in the second annual Race for Dignity Challenge, a 10-hour spinathon to
raise funds for Dignitas International's life-saving HIV/AIDS-related work in
Africa.
    This free event also features 10 hours of live onstage entertainment,
including guest speakers, hourly prize draws, and international performers.

    
    WHAT      Race for Dignity Challenge

    WHEN      Saturday, July 5, 2008 from noon to 10PM

    WHERE     Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge & Dundas, Downtown Toronto

    WHO       Special guests, including:
                 -  Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae
                 -  MP Olivia Chow
                 -  MP Peggy Nash
                 -  "Give a Day to World AIDS" Founder Dr. Jane Philpott
                 -  National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence
                    Kat Cizek
                 -  Dignitas Executive Director James Fraser
                 -  Ironman Triathlete & Race for Dignity Founder Scott
                    Simpson
              and many more!

              Bands - including Toronto's The Bicycles - and world music
              artists featured live on the Yonge-Dundas Square stage
              throughout the day.

              Over 30 teams comprising hundreds of cyclists!
    

    Presented this year by BMO Financial Group, the Race for Dignity
Challenge has established itself as a growing grassroots event with support
from corporate sponsors, private funders, public officials, celebrities,
students, activists, artists, medical professionals and private sector actors.
Please visit http://www.racefordignity.com for all event details.

    Dignitas International is a Canadian-based medical humanitarian
organization dramatically increasing access to effective HIV/AIDS-related
prevention, treatment, care and support in resource-limited settings through
developing and sharing community-based solutions. Dignitas was founded and is
led by Dr. James Orbinski and James Fraser, both formerly of Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders). Dr. Orbinski accepted the 1999 Nobel
Peace Prize as International President of MSF.





For further information:

For further information: Kathe Rogers, Communications Coordinator, (416)
260-3100 x 113, k.rogers@dignitasinternational.org, or (647) 222-0195
(mobile)

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