MEDIA ADVISORY - Gift from BMO Financial Group to Establish Chair in Cardiology at SickKids

    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group to announce a donation to
SickKids to establish the BMO Financial Group Chair in Cardiology which will
be used to support further research and contribute to the understanding of
congenital heart disease and heart function. World-renowned SickKids clinician
and researcher, Dr. Andrew Redington, will be named the inaugural Chair
holder. Based on this gift, Dr. Redington's group will focus their research on
a novel technique developed at SickKids, that has already been shown to
protect the heart and other organs from damage due to restricted blood flow
during heart surgery.

    WHEN:     Monday, March 17, 2008
              4 p.m. EDT

    WHERE:    The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
              Hollywood Theatre (University Avenue entrance)
              555 University Avenue
              Toronto, Ontario

    WHAT:     Donation and Appointment

    WHO:      Dr. Andrew Redington, Head of the Division of Cardiology,
              Labatt Family Heart Centre, and Senior Associate Scientist,
              Rose Patten, Senior Executive Vice President, BMO Financial
              Michael O'Mahoney, President, SickKids Foundation
              Mary Jo Haddad, President & CEO, SickKids
              Catharine Whiteside, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of
              Dr. Denis Daneman, Paediatrician-in-Chief, SickKids

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquires: Paul Gammal, BMO Financial
Group, (416) 867-3996,; Katelyn Hunter, BMO Financial
Group, (416) 867-3996,; Lori Abbott, SickKids
Foundation, (416) 813-8292,

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