What: International Adventurer Shinji Kazama stops in Toronto on his trek
from Argentina to Sweden to raise awareness on the importance of bone and
Where: The Holland Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, 43 Wellesley St. E.,
When: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am
TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ - On August 3rd, 2010 international adventurer Shinji Kazama of Japan will be stopping in Toronto as part of his South and North American Crossing Caravan to raise awareness of the importance of bone and joint health. Mr. Kazama will be visiting the Sunnybrook Holland Centre to meet patients and doctors and tour the facilities. Starting in Argentina on May 21st, 2010, Mr. Kazama will use scooters, bicycles, dog sleds and boats to travel to the Bone and Joint Decade World Network Conference in Lund, Sweden on September 10th, 2010.
ABOUT SHINJI KAZAMA
An adventurer with years of experience, Mr. Shinji Kazama was involved in an accident during the Paris-Dakar Rally in 2004 and seriously injured his left leg. He still suffers after-effects of the injury. He is the first and only person to have reached both the North and South Poles by way of motorcycle. In addition to his globe spanning distance records, Kazama has also set records for the highest peaks ever reached on motorcycle.
In 2007, he embarked on Trans Eurasian Continent Tour (52days/18,000km) by motorcycle, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of bone and joint health among the people he met through the tour.
After the success of the Trans Eurasian Continent Tour, he continues to be actively involved in the Bone and Joint Decade world campaign and succeeded in two more expeditions, traversing Africa in 2008 and Australia in 2009 as a good will ambassador of BJD.
ABOUT THE BONE AND JOINT DECADE
In October 2002, the Honourable Anne McLellan, Federal Minister of Health, proclaimed Canada's official support of the Bone and Joint Decade. The National Action Network of the Bone and Joint Decade in Canada was established that same year and has worked hard to advance awareness of musculoskeletal health in Canada. The Network has also has a tremendous impact on addressing access to Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.
The goal of the Bone and Joint Decade Canada is to promote the preservation of bone and joint health across the lifespan and to improve the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders.
SOURCE BONE AND JOINT DECADE
For further information: For further information: on the Caravan, the Bone and Joint Decade, or the work being done in Canada, please contact Nick de Pass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.323.6861