Media Advisory - Toronto will shimmy, shake and samba at this year's Brazilian Carnival Ball to benefit SickKids Research Institute

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ -

    What:     The 2009 Brazilian Carnival Ball, with proceeds to benefit the
              SickKids Research Institute - Canada's first and largest
              hospital-based child health research facility. This year's Ball
              will contribute to the much needed investment in research,
              which is key to advancing paediatric health care, ultimately
              leading to higher survival rates, less pain for children and
              less time in hospital. SickKids' current position as a world
              leader in paediatric health care is closely tied to its many
              research discoveries.

    Who:      Interview opportunities with:

              Dr. Andrea Doria
              Director of Research Education, Clinician Scientist and Staff
              Radiologist -Diagnostic Imaging

              Madison Scott, 11 years old
              SickKids Patient Ambassador
              Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
              Performing at the Ball

              Janice and Earle O'Born
              Chairs of the 2009 Brazilian Carnival Ball

              Ivan X. de Souza
              President and CEO of the Brazilian Ball and husband of the late
              Anna Maria de Souza, Founder of the Brazilian Carnival Ball

    When:     Saturday, April 25, 2009
              Cocktail Reception 6:30 p.m.
              Dinner 7:30 p.m.

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner Boulevard, South

      Media attendance at Ball by advance registration only - for media
          accreditation or advance registration, please contact us.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview please contact:
Vesna Krklinski, Six Degrees Medical Consulting, (416) 643-8621, (416)
388-4893,; Kendal Lo, Six Degrees Medical
Consulting, (416) 643-8603, (647) 298-7154,

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