Media Invitation - Invitation to the closing ceremony of Sylvain Bédard's
bicycle tour at the Montreal Heart Institute

MONTREAL, Aug. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to join us for the closing ceremony of heart transplant recipient Sylvain Bédard's bicycle tour, to take place at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI). Dr. Michel Pellerin, the cardiac surgeon who performed the operation, will present him with an official MHI shirt as well as a bouquet of flowers to mark his accomplishment: a tour across Canada, 700 kilometres of which were done on bicycle. This journey was made possible by a grant from Novartis.

Bédard will cross the finish line at around 2 pm to a warm welcome from MHI staff members. He will be accompanied by his five children as well as Dr. Pellerin, cardiologist Dr. Anique Ducharme and nurses from MHI transplant clinic.

When:     Monday, August 30, 2010, at 1:45 pm
Where:        Visitors parking at the Montreal Heart Institute
5000, rue Bélanger, Montréal

SOURCE Montreal Heart Institute

For further information: For further information:

Montreal Heart Institute
Rachel Ladouceur-Girard
Phone: 514-376-3330 Ext. 2641
Cell: 514-802-0687

Anne-Julie Ouellet
Phone: 514-376-3330 Ext. 2700
Cell: 514-923-2641

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