Media Advisory - George Hincapie to ride into Brampton Civic Hospital with
Mattamy Homes' Tour de Bleu pedaling support and awareness for William Osler
Health System's Cardiovascular Health System

BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - William Osler Health System Foundation will host special guest rider George Hincapie and participants of Mattamy Homes' Tour de Bleu charity biking event on Sunday, August 8 at Brampton Civic Hospital (BCH). Osler Foundation will enthusiastically welcome over 30 riders as they complete a 220 km bike trek from Port Carling, Muskoka to the front of BCH. All funds raised from the event - estimated at $750,000 - will be designated to the hospital's Cardiovascular Health System.

    When:  Sunday, August 8, 2010

    Time:  3:45 p.m.

    Where: Brampton Civic Hospital, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, tent at outdoor
           front entrance area

    Who:   George Hincapie, Olympic athlete, 3-time World Championship biking
           Mayor Susan Fennell
           Peter Gilgan, President, Mattamy Homes
           Dr. Dominic Raco, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Health System,
           William Osler Health System
           Anne Randell, President & CEO, William Osler Health System

About William Osler Health System and the Foundation:

William Osler Health System is Canada's premier hospital system and serves nearly one million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, Malton, Caledon and surrounding communities. Osler's emergency departments are among the busiest in Ontario and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in Canada. William Osler Health System Foundation fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System's capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and Peel Memorial Hospital (currently closed for redevelopment). The Foundation successfully concluded its $120 million Here for you... Caring for you Community Campaign in November 2009.

About Mattamy Homes & Tour de Bleu:

Peter Gilgan's corporate vision has enabled Mattamy Homes to become one of the largest homebuilders in North America. Since 1978, Mattamy has aspired to create an enjoyable home buying experience for each and every homeowner. With over 50,000 homes in more than 100 communities in Canada and across the U.S., Mattamy is still involved in every aspect of neighbourhood planning. The Tour de Bleu is an example of Mattamy's desire to give back to the communities where they build homes. It is also part of Peter Gilgan's personal drive to benefit community health care close to home. Tour de Bleu is a well-established charity cycling event that has raised more than $1.5 million in the last three years for a variety of worthy causes.

SOURCE William Osler Health System Foundation

For further information: For further information: Jody Belford, Manager, Marketing & Communications, William Osler Health System Foundation, (905) 494-6827, (416) 540-0268 cell

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