The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

February 22, 2012 19:33 ET

McAllister Place Hosts Saint John's First IWK Radiothon

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - McAllister Place believes in contributing to the health and wellness of the community. The IWK Radiothon will broadcast live on three MBS stations - K100, 98.9 Big John FM and Goodtime Oldies 93 CFBC - from 6am to 8pm on February 23rd and 24th. All three stations will have hosts live on location from McAllister Place.

"We are proud and very excited to be doing our part to help improve care for patients and families who rely on the IWK," says Tanya McCluskey-Kelly, Director of Marketing for McAllister Place. "This is our cities first IWK Radiothon and has been an amazing experience thanks to a very supportive community."

Listeners will meet patients like Riley, who was air lifted to the IWK and diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal condition called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). For four months, Riley endured immunosuppressive therapy, chemotherapy, and periods of isolation to avoid infection. He also underwent countless blood transfusions, bone marrow extractions, lumbar punctures and had a portacath inserted. Listeners will hear how he's doing now by tuning in.

"We're excited to be partnering with McAllister Place and MBS in the Saint John area and sharing incredible stories about local children who are receiving world-class care at the IWK," says Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO of the IWK Health Centre Foundation. "We know listeners will demonstrate their strong connection with the IWK by giving with all of their heart on February 23rd and 24th."

Last year Saint John children spent nearly 900 days as inpatients at the IWK and made more than 1,600 outpatient visits. All money raised will go toward the purchase of a fleet of anesthesia machines, located inside the pediatric operating rooms and for diagnostic imaging.

"The IWK is a vital resource for Saint John families and it is a privilege to be able to help raise funds for excellence in care," says Geoff Walsh, station manager with MBS. "We have incredibly loyal listeners and we are confident they will make our first Radiothon a huge success."

McAllister Place

McAllister Place is Saint John's premier shopping destination. Officially opened in 1978, the centre has a gross leasable area in excess of 464,000 square feet. Anchored by Sears, Zellers, Sobeys and Toys R Us, McAllister Place is home to 110 stores. More than 5.1 million consumers shop at McAllister Place each year.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

McAllister Place is owned by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management.

Cadillac Fairview focuses on high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion and 50 million square feet of leasable space, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 86 properties, including some of Canada's landmark developments such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, the Toronto Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens, Carrefour Laval, Chinook Centre and Pacific Centre.

Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 289,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For details, please visit cadillacfairview.com.

For more information about McAllister Place, and to stay informed of the many exciting changes, please visit mcallisterplace.ca.

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