**Interviews and photo opportunities will be granted upon request after the skating show at 7:15pm.
TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Patrick Chan is teaming up with ThinkFirst Pensez d'Abord Canada for a splendid evening in Toronto. ThinkFirst is a national charitable organization founded in Canada in 1992 with a mission to reduce the incidence of devastating brain and spinal cord injuries in Canadian children and youth. ThinkFirst continues to bring public awareness to the epidemic of preventable injury - the leading cause of death for young Canadians.
"It is a pleasure for me to shine a light on being healthy and active while preventing injury. I am pleased to speak up for ThinkFirst - a charity that works on the leading cause of death for Canada's kids - preventable injury," says Patrick Chan, World Figure Skating Champion and a ThinkFirst Pensez d'Abord Canada supporter.
Hosted by Canada's funny man, Mike Bullard, the evening will commence at 6:00pm with a spectacular skating show. Patrick Chan highlights this exciting extravaganza alongside his friends Donald Jackson, Cynthia Phaneuf, dance champion pairs, recording artist Robert Pilon, plus Brad May, Claude Lemieux, Steve Thomas and other NHL players. The evening will take place at Evergreen Brickworks with a catered dinner by Pusateri's Fine Foods featuring original dishes by Chef Tony Cammalleri. Additionally, there will be a live auction, activities for children and remarks from ThinkFirst founder Dr. Charles Tator.
ThinkFirst and Skate Canada are partnering their efforts for this event with the goal of reducing head and spinal cord injuries.
ThinkFirst is grateful for the evening's Presenting Sponsor, Roots Canada.
ThinkFirst would like to thank and acknowledge the following sponsors: Rogers, The Catherine and Fredrik S. Eaton Charitable Foundation, Pusateri's Fine Foods, Aloris Mercantile, Smart!Centres, Cameo Kitchens, Mastermind Toys and Centro Restaurant & Lounge
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Interviews and photo opportunities will be granted upon request after the skating show at 7:15pm. For further information about Think First, please contact Ali Rendely at (647) 991-2587. Or for event access, email Jennifer Bassett: [email protected]