Racing for Wishes: A success!

TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada would like to thank the Compass Group of Canada for a highly successful event, The Great Compass Race for Children's Wish, which raised $91,000 to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Patterned after the popular television show, "The Amazing Race," thirty-six teams competed using their skills, wits and energy in a race against time and each other while completing skill testing challenges on their way to the finish line.

    
    Who:      The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and the Compass Group
              of Canada
    What:     The Great Compass Race for Children's Wish
    When:     Wednesday, June 9, 2010
    Where:    Ontario Science Centre
    Result:   $91,000 to grant wishes to children with life-threatening
              illnesses
    

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to 15,000 children and their families. This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory.

Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is the country's leading foodservice and support services company, with revenues of $1.25 billion in 2009. Operating sectors include: ESS, Eurest, Eurest Services, Chartwells, Morrison, Crothall, Canteen Vending Services, Compass Leisure & Entertainment, Levy Restaurants, Restaurant Associates, Gourmet Cuisine, and The Hurley Group. Compass Group Canada has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2009 and 2010. With 386,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, Compass Group PLC had revenues of (pnds stlg)13.4 billion ($22.9 billion CAD) in the year to September 30, 2009.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: For further information: Christie May, National Events Coordinator, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, t: 905-839-4566 x235, f: 905-839-3745, christie.may@childrenswish.ca; Cindy Harris, Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications, Compass Group of Canada, c: 647-262-7927, t: 905-568-4636 x432, f: 905-568-3604, cindy.harris@compass-canada.com

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