September 17, 2008 16:03 ET

Emergency in Haiti Radiothon for UNICEF

More than 300,000 children at risk are in need of immediate help

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - Recent back-to-back hurricanes that lashed Haiti, and the flooding that followed, have already taken the lives of 700 people and the situation remains very grave. More than 800,000 people have been affected, of which 300,000 are children.

To support the UNICEF emergency appeal for its relief operations in Haiti, a radiothon will be held this Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on CPAM Radio-Union 1610 AM.

All details will be announced at this important press conference.

Event: Press conference with:

Lili-Anna Peresa, Executive Director, UNICEF Quebec

Me Jean-Ernest Pierre, CEO, CPAM Radio-Union

Marcel Tremblay, Member in charge of citizen services,
Executive Committee of the City of Montreal

Pierre-Richard Casimir, Consul General of Haiti in Montreal

Location: Place des Arts, Hall des Pas perdus
(in front of Salle Wilfrid Pelletier's doors)
175 Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time: 10 -10:30 a.m.

Contact Information

  • For more details or to confirm your presence:
    UNICEF Quebec
    Sarah Houde, Communications Manager
    (514) 288-5134, ext. 8424 or Cell: (514) 574-9668