Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society

Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society

September 02, 2009 13:26 ET

BC Teen With Crohn's Disease Tackles Mount Kilimanjaro

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) -

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

MEET HIM AT NORTH VANCOUVER ROCK CLIMBING GYM SEND-OFF EVENT: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

What: Meet 16-year old Clinton Shard from Squamish and his Vancouver mentor, Rob Hill - Crohn's disease patients and adventure athletes

- Hear the amazing personal stories of Clinton and Rob - how they overcame this devastating illness to reach 'new heights'

- Photo and video interview opportunities with Rob and Clinton

- Reporters can participate in an interactive rock climbing session with the spokespeople

Where: The Edge Climbing Centre, #2-1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver (Close to Lions Gate Bridge) Google map directions. Phone: 604-984-9080

Photos:

- Clinton Shard and Rob Hill, geared up and training for their trek up Kilimanjaro

- Your reporter, harnessed up and learning to climb with our young spokesperson

Interviews: Thursday, September 3 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Can't make the event? Rob and Clinton are available for interviews after the event by phone.

Did you know? Crohn's disease is a painful inflammation of the intestines often requiring surgery. It affects approximately 10,000 British Columbians and strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. Despite its prevalence, awareness is low.

To confirm your attendance, schedule an interview or for more information, please see contact information below.

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