Jewish General Hospital

Jewish General Hospital
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August 22, 2006 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: 2 Young Cyclists Raised Over $ 128,000 for Skin Cancer

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation celebrates their achievement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 22, 2006) - Ryan Stotland and Daniel Kliger, the two young cyclists biking to raise funds to fight skin cancer and raise awareness among young people about the importance of protecting themselves during outdoor activities, have now completed their ambitious journey. After biking 8,000 Km across Canada, they have reached St. Johns, Newfoundland and have raised

over $ 128,000 for the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. They are now coming back to Montreal to celebrate with their supporters.



Date: August 23, 2006
Time: 7:10 AM
Location: Montreal -- Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Flight Air Canada 0627
Who: Ryan Stotland and Daniel Kliger
Dr. Manish Khanna, Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon
Larry Sidel, Managing Director of the Jewish General Hospital
Foundation
Reception: The group will then go to the Kliger's residence for a
reception between 8:00 AM and noon. Media are invited to
come at 595, Roslyn Avenue, Westmount.


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canada. However, actual incidence and prevalence are not accurately reported due to a lack of statistic-gathering resources. All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support the creation of a Skin Cancer Centre and National Tumour Registry at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal.

It is still time to make a donation by visiting www.8000km.org or by contacting the JGH Foundation at 514 340-8251.

Contact Information

  • Allard Hervieu Communication
    Sophie Allard
    (514) 808-9474
    sa@ahcom.ca