Media advisory/photo opportunity - National team of SickKids heart transplant patients to participate in the World Transplant Games in Bangkok

    TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - On Friday, August 10, The Hospital for Sick
Children (SickKids) will introduce Team SickKids, an official hospital team of
heart transplant patients who will be travelling to Bangkok, Thailand, at the
end of August to participate in the 16th World Transplant Games. Team SickKids
is comprised of 17 SickKids heart transplant patients from across Canada who
have received one or more heart transplants. Hospital staff and parents of
patients will be accompanying the group, who are the first and only Canadian
hospital team to attend the World Transplant Games.


    What:     Introduction of Team SickKids athletes and staff taking part in
              the World Transplant Games in Bangkok, Thailand, at the end of
              August 2007.

    Who:      Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, SickKids
              The Honourable Minister Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for
              Canada and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area
              Dr. Anne Dipchand, head of the Heart Transplant Program and
              Team SickKids
              Alison Drabble, heart and lung transplant nurse and Team
              Robin Deliva, heart and lung transplant physiotherapist and
              Team SickKids
              Team SickKids athletes

    When:     Friday, August 10, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

    Where:    Front lawn on University Ave.
              The Hospital for Sick Children
              555 University Ave.
              (*) If it rains, the event will be held in the hospital's
              Atrium cafeteria area near the 170 Elizabeth St. entrance.

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Lipkin, Public Affairs, The Hospital for
Sick Children, tel: (416) 813-6380

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