MONTREAL, June 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Foundation for Research into
Children's Diseases wishes to thank and congratulate Standard Life, their
personnel, the organizing committee and all of the partners and participants
in the 25th Edition of the 5km and 10 km walk and run- Step Up for the
Children with Standard Life.
While it is too early to determine the exact amount raised, Jean
Tremblay, President of the Foundation, is confident that the goal of $365,000
will be met. The Foundation also advises the public that they still can
contribute on line should they wish to do so at www.standardlife.ca/grandspas
On Saturday June 16, more than 400 runners and some 2500 walkers from
more than 30 companies joined in the walk with Standard Life, and another
90 companies and organizations sponsored the event or contributed funds.
Mr. Tremblay pointed out that Standard Life assumes all of the costs
related to the event, "In this manner, each dollar raised goes directly to
pediatric research at the CHU Sainte-Justine, the Montreal Children's
Hospital, the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec and the Centre
hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke."
The results of the Step Up for The Children with Standard Life will be
announced live at the Telethon for Research into Children's Diseases which
will be broadcast on December 1 and 2, 2007 on CTV-Montreal and TQS.
The Foundation supports research at four hospitals in Quebec: The
Montreal Children's Hospital, Ste-Justine Hospital, and the pediatric research
centres at the CHUQ in Quebec City and the CHUS in Sherbrooke. The Foundation
is the most important source of non-governmental funding for pediatric
research in Quebec, having distributed $53 114 000 to support children's
health research since its first Telethon in 1977.
For further information:
For further information: Victor M. Drury, C.E.O., Foundation for
Research into Children's Diseases, (514) 595-5730; Source: Charles Pitts,
Oromedia, (514) 984-5614