Sick Kids Foundation Meagan's Walk Circle of Hope

Sick Kids Foundation Meagan's Walk Circle of Hope

February 22, 2007 11:00 ET

Kids Drum up Support for Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope

In its Million Dollar Year

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 22, 2007) - Celebrating the million dollar milestone in funds raised since it launched in 2001, Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope will host its sixth annual dinner and dance Gala on Friday February 23 at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Exhibition Place. The evening will be emceed by Stu and Colleen from EZRock's In the Morning.

With a theme of kids helping kids, the event will feature Samba Kidz, an inspiring, energetic children's percussion ensemble comprised of Toronto's Jamestown youth and the choir from Bishop Allen Academy. Fine dining and dancing will be accompanied by a silent and live auction, all in support of The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children, and The Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund.

What:
Meagan's Walk Dinner Dance & Gala featuring an evening of entertainment, music, dining, dancing and a fabulous auction

Who:
Host: Stu and Colleen of 97.3 EZRock's In the Morning
Entertainment: Samba Kidz, Bishop Allen Academy Choir

When:
Friday, February 23, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 11pm; media welcome anytime
-Samba Kidz and Bishop Allen choir slated to perform intermittently from 6pm - 8pm;
-remarks from Michael O'Mahoney (SickKids Foundation) approx 8:05
-remarks from Denise Bebenek (Meagan Bebenek's mother) at 8:08pm

Where:
Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Exhibition Place

Cost:
$100.00 per ticket
$2,000 per table of 10 (available upon request)
To purchase tickets: Contact Meagan's Walk Tel: (416) 239-7843

Meagan's Walk Dinner and Dance Gala is the official "kick off" leading up to Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope, a unique event that was inspired by five-year-old Meagan Bebenek who passed away from brain stem glioma, a terminal form of brain cancer, in June 2001. On Mother's Day, May 13, the annual five kilometre walk will kick off at Ontario Place culminating in a giant human hug around The Hospital for Sick Children. The hug is a symbol of love, support, hope and healing for the children who are being treated, their families and everyone involved in their care from the EMS workers who transport them, to the doctors, nurses and all staff, seen and unseen who work tirelessly to save young lives.

Where once hundreds gathered, now there are thousands -- and this year, its sixth, Meagan's Walk will surpass the $1million mark in fundraising for the fight against paediatric brain tumours and its message of hope.
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