Advisory - Party with a Purpose for Ontario's kids with physical disabilities

    TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - This weekend's 'party with a purpose' is the
16th annual Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay. After months of raising pledges,
people from all walks of life will have fun relaying for 24 hours in support
of kids with physical disabilities. Since its beginning, the Easter Seals 24
Hour Relay has raised more than $6.4 million for equipment such as
wheelchairs, walkers, and communication devices, Easter Seals camps, and other
recreational activities such as day camps and art classes.
    Twenty-eight teams of up to 36 individuals will raise over $300,000,
which will help families with the high costs of raising a child with physical
disabilities. Provincial Easter Seals' Ambassadors Nikky Henderson and Matthew
Debly, as well as Jerry Howarth, the voice of the Blue Jays, will be at the
opening ceremonies on Saturday June 23th at Coronation Park in Toronto.


    Toronto 24 Hour Relay for Easter Seals Kids

    DATES and TIMES:

    Saturday, June 23 until Sunday, June 24
    Opening Ceremonies:      Saturday    8:30 a.m.
    Relay starts:            Saturday    9 a.m. and ends Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
    The 'Party with a Purpose' with live music gets started at
    2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

    INTERVIEWS:   Easter Seals kids and their families
                  Relay participants dedicated to helping support kids with
                  physical disabilities
                  Event organizers


    Coronation Park, Toronto
    711 Lakeshore Blvd. West

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries contact: The Easter Seal
Society, Ontario, Barb Saunders, Office: (416) 421-8377 ext. 326, cell: (416)

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