3,500 km adventure along the Trans Canada Highway through four provinces
raises more than $100,000 for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
CALGARY, July 1 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Giddy Up for Wishes founder and rider, Martha Birkett, will be
arriving in Calgary on Wednesday July 2 as she completes her
3,500 km horseback fundraising journey, in support of The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
Martha's adventure, which began in Ottawa on March 30, took her
through four provinces and more than 100 cities, towns and
communities over a three-month period. Averaging approximately
50 kms per day on one of four horses, along the Trans Canada
Highway, Martha's journey has raised more than $120,000 for
To learn more about this incredible journey log onto
WHEN: Wednesday July 2, 2008
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Martha is expected to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre
253220 Bearspaw Road
Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted more than 14,000 wishes for children
and their families, fulfilling over 900 wishes annually across Canada - each
being an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Trevor Eagles, The Children's Wish Foundation
of Canada, Alberta and NWT Chapter, p: (403) 265-9039, c: (403) 333-3552, e:
firstname.lastname@example.org; George James, The Children's Wish Foundation
of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416) 402-3783, e: