CALGARY, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Friday, September 13th, through the Children's Miracle Network Champions presented by Walmart Program, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will introduce its 2013/14 Champion Child - an amazing young man who for most of his life couldn't breathe unassisted. Now, thanks to care he received from experts at the Alberta Children's Hospital and an innovative surgery, our new Champion is living a happy and healthy life!
The media is invited to join the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and Walmart Canada on Friday and learn about how the Alberta Children's Hospital has helped this young man and his grateful family.
Special guests and speakers at the event will include Dr. Derek Drummond, Section Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Alberta Children's Hospital; Chelsea Stephen, Store Manager, Walmart Canada; Saifa Koonar, President and CEO, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation; and the 2013/2014 Champion Child & Family, part of Children's Miracle Network Champions presented by Walmart.
|Date:||Friday, September 13th, 2012|
|Time:|| 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Formal program at 11:30 - noon
Media interviews and photos available following the program
|Location:|| Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
(TELUS Theatre, 4th floor)
About the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation:
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative family centred programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally recognized pediatric research.
About Walmart Canada
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates a growing network of 380 stores and one of the strongest community giving programs in Canada. Walmart Canada gives back to local communities in ways that matter most to its customers and associates. In 2012, the company raised and donated more than $22.8 million or $435,000 weekly, to charities and organizations in need, $80 million of that going to the Children's Miracle Network and close to $5 million dollars to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Visit www.walmartcsr.ca for more company information or follow Walmart Canada on Twitter at www.twitter.com/walmartcanada and on Facebook at Facebook.com/walmartcanada.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization helping kids by raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. In Canada, Children's Miracle Network raises funds for 14 children's hospitals, and has raised more than $250 million since its inception.
SOURCE: Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
For further information:
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Tel: (403) 955-8830
E-mail: [email protected]