Media Advisory - Putting community health first

    RBC donates $50,000 to Peterborough Regional Health Centre

    PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 19 /CNW/ - In celebration of FIRST For You Day,
RBC is making a $50,000 donation to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre
(PRHC) Foundation's "By Your Side" campaign. The announcement will be made
June 22 at the RBC Peterborough Main Branch at 9:00 a.m. First aid kits will
be distributed to clients at all RBC branches throughout the Peterborough
    "Over the next few years, PRHC will be investing more than $70 million to
modernize and replace medical equipment and acquire new technology. The By
Your Side Campaign will be raising $10 million to support this investment,"
said Julie Davis, President & CEO of Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Foundation. "The support of generous donors such as RBC helps our health care
professionals to restore health, ease pain and save lives."
    Peterborough Regional Health Centre plays a vital role in the life of
more than 300,000 patients and families in the area that encompasses the
counties of Peterborough, Halliburton, Northumberland and the City of Kawartha
Lakes. PRHC has 1,850 staff, 294 doctors, 664 volunteers and 20 service areas.
    On FIRST FOR YOU DAY, June 22, RBC Royal Bank branches across Canada will
host a variety of activities to celebrate clients and thank them for their
business. All Canadians are invited to join the festivities.

    What:     RBC celebrates FIRST FOR YOU DAY with the community and
              announces a $50,000 donation to the PRHC Foundation's "By Your
              Side" campaign

    When:     June 22, 2007
              9:00 a.m.         Donation Announcement/Photo Op
                                Julie Davis, President & CEO PRHC Foundation,
                                Ian MacNeill, RBC Regional Vice President,
                                RBC Mascot "Leo the Lion", RBC staff

              9:30 a.m.         Julie Davis, President & CEO PRHC will speak
                                about the donation and the "By Your Side"

              10:00 a.m.        FIRST FOR YOU DAY activities, such as blood
                                pressure checks and first aid kits for
                                clients during the day

    Where:    RBC Royal Bank (Peterborough Main Branch)
              401 George St.
              Peterborough, Ontario

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Atkinson, Communications Officer, PRHC,
Tel: (705) 743-2121 x3337; Dano Spooner, Communications Manager, RBC, Tel:
(416) 974-0347

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