/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Students raise one million pennies to help grant a wish/



    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:    Students at Bedford Park Public School have raised one million
             pennies in support of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
             The students will be presenting the one million pennies at a
             presentation to Children's Wish at a special school assembly.
             The amount raised, $10,000, will go towards granting a wish for
             a special child.

             Last September a devoted and respected teacher of the school,
             Kristen Clutterbuck, sadly passed away from cancer at the age of
             33. The students, teachers, parents and her friends have
             embarked on a Million Penny campaign. Their hope and wish was to
             collect one million pennies to be donated to Children's Wish in
             Kristen's memory.

    WHEN:    Tuesday June 10, 2008
             10:45 a.m.

    WHERE:   Bedford Park Public School
             81 Ranleigh Avenue
    

    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 close to 14,000 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: George James, Communications Director, 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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