BURGER KING Restaurants of Canada Inc.

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SickKids Foundation

SickKids Foundation

November 05, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: SickKids Foundation and Burger King Celebrate Fundraising Partnership With a Royal 10th Birthday Bash

Burger King Canada to present $2.3 million birthday gift to SickKids and Toronto artist Micah Donovan launches his kids-inspired, hot-air balloon creation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) -

Attention news/assignment, photo desks

Kids at The Hospital for Sick Children will experience the joy of a birthday party by taking flight with an interactive art project directed by Toronto artist Micah Donovan – all part of the celebrations to commemorate the "birth" of Burger King Canada's fundraising partnership with SickKids Foundation 10 years ago.

To celebrate, patients will be treated like "royalty for the day". Festivities include visits from therapeutic clowns, birthday activities and engineering artist Micah Donovan will showcase his three-dimensional, functional hot-air balloon to inspire children to create their own colourful creations.

Burger King Canada will present a gift to the Foundation at the event, representing more than $2.3 million raised in BURGER KING® restaurants across Canada over the past 10 years, to go along with their commitment to raise an additional $200,000 in 2010.

What:
SickKids and Burger King's Royal Birthday Bash
  
When:
Monday, November 9, 2009 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  
Where:
The Hospital for Sick Children, located at 555 University Avenue
Media to check-in at the SickKids Information Desk in the Atrium and will be directed to The Bear Theatre
  
Photo Opps:
10:45 a.m. Seanna Dempsey, SickKids Foundation, introduces festivities
10:50 a.m. $2.3 million "birthday gift" donation from Burger King
10:55 a.m. Artist Micah Donovan unveils three-dimensional, functional hot-air balloon and directs kids craft
11:30 a.m. Children complete and launch their personal hot air balloons
SickKids therapeutic clowns entertain birthday guests throughout

Contact Information

  • On-site media contact:
    Pilot PMR for Burger King Restaurants of Canada
    Laura Creedon
    416-462-0199 ext. 31, Mobile: 416-819-8656
    laura@pilotpmr.com