/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Mikey on the GO/



    TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2008 /CNW/ -

    
    What:     GO Transit, in partnership with The Mikey Network and the
              Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City program, will help "The Beat Go
              On" by introducing defibrillators on board GO Trains and at
              stations. This partnership will place public-access
              defibrillators, called MIKEYs, across GO Transit's extensive
              network. The use of a defibrillator may save the life of a
              person whose heart has stopped beating.

              GO Transit carries thousands of passengers each day, and having
              easy-to-access defibrillators on board is another way GO is
              putting the safety of its passengers first. GO is the first
              transit system in the GTA to equip its vehicles and facilities
              with MIKEY defibrillators.

    When:     Tuesday, October 21, 2008
              9:30 a.m.
              Media event will include a MIKEY defibrillator demonstration.

    Where:    Union Station, the Great Hall (Bay St. end)
              55 Front St. W., Toronto
              Parking is limited. Allow time to find a spot, or take transit.

    Who:
              -  Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion
              -  Peter Smith, GO Transit Chairman
              -  Hugh Heron, Chairman, The Mikey Network
              -  Bruce Farr, Chief, Toronto EMS
              -  Daniel Terbenche, a sudden cardiac arrest survivor (saved by
                 a MIKEY)
    





For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries, GO Transit, Jessica Kosmack,
(416) 869-3600 ext. 5231; The Mikey Network, David Eisenstadt, The
Communications Group Inc., deisenstadt@tcgpr.com, (416) 696-9900 ext. 36;
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Lyla Miller, Lmiller3@toronto.ca,
(416) 392-2255 or (416) 708-8125

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