Dr. Julien's runner ready to go beyond finish line in Montreal Oasis Marathon

    MONTREAL, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Stéphane Lemay, Vice-President and
Assistant General Counsel for Power Corporation of Canada, will be
participating on September 14, 2008 in the Montreal Oasis Marathon. In
training over the past year for his first marathon, Mr. Lemay has decided to
combine a physical challenge with an important cause in an effort to raise
funds for the Fondation pour la promotion de la pédiatrie sociale (FPPS), a
foundation established and presided over by Dr. Gilles Julien.
    Mr. Lemay has been a member of the FPPS's Board of Directors since 2005.
Moved by the mission of the FPPS and their social pediatry centres, Mr. Lemay
found himself unable to pass up an opportunity to encourage the FPPS's cause
even more through his participation in the marathon.
    "I adore children. I have three myself and cannot understand or accept
how children in our society can be left out or be unable to benefit from the
necessary basic services that can aid their development. Besides participating
on the Board of the FPPS and their financing committee, I wanted to do more."
asserted Stéphane Lemay.
    A campaign to raise funds through requests to sponsor Mr. Lemay for each
of the 42 kilometres he will run is already well underway. With a total
objective of $200,000, there still remains more to do. Mr. Lemay, Dr Julien
and the FPPS are inviting all organizations and individuals to join them in
this initiative by making a donation in support of Mr. Lemay's run (Le coureur
du Dr Julien) through the FPPS's website at: www.pediatriesociale.org.
    Mr. Lemay will be available to speak to the media during the month of
July in order to raise awareness of Dr. Julien's work and the very worthy
objectives of the FPPS. To arrange an interview with Mr. Lemay, or for any
related questions, please contact Amélie Sirois, Communications Coordinator
for the FPPS at the coordinates listed below.

    Through social pediatry, the FPPS's objective is to provide assistance
and protection of the rights of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. By
way of various projects and programs, their mission is to support social
pediatry initiatives, to encourage the ongoing training of young doctors and
other healthcare professionals working with children and to diffuse this
approach as much as possible throughout the community.

For further information:

For further information: Amélie Sirois, (514) 527-3777 Extension 223,
(514) 867-2948, asirois@pediatriesociale.org

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