/R E P E A T -- World Vision opens children's health clinic downtown Toronto/

Ipsos-Reid poll on child health issues to be released

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - The World Vision clinic, modeled after a typical African community clinic, will stand in sharp contrast to the now-common sight of parents and children receiving the care they need at Canadian H1N1 flu shot clinics.

Dozens of local parents and pre-school children will join Tom Cochrane at the clinic to launch World Vision's Five for 5 campaign. The campaign will address the unacceptable reality that 8.8 million children under five die each year of preventable causes. A national Ipsos-Reid poll on child health issues in Canada and globally will be released and event participants will explore interactive exhibits of the preventable causes of child deaths.

    DATE:        Thursday, November 26

    TIME:        10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE:       YMCA of Greater Toronto
                 20 Grosvenor Street
                 Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

    VISUALS:     Life-sized African child-health clinic
                 Interactive real-life exhibits of waterborne and nutrition
                 factors in childhood deaths
                 Pre-schoolers and parents creating a colourful wall-display
                 of their crafty hand-print demands that the Canadian
                 government take action to prevent child deaths

    INTERVIEWS:  Tom Cochrane, iconic Canadian singer/songwriter, World
                 Vision advocate
                 Dave Toycen, president, World Vision Canada
                 World Vision nutrition and development experts
                 Event participants

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: b-roll and photos, or to confirm attendance, please contact: Jessica Parker, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2152, (416) 881-0732 (cell), Jessica_Parker@WorldVision.ca

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