April 16, 2012 14:30 ET

Media Advisory: WWF's 22nd Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb, Saturday, April 21

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - Looking for a new view of the Toronto sunrise? Try WWF's 22nd Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb, taking place bright and early Saturday morning!

WWF's 22nd Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb is an iconic Toronto event that raises over a $1 million to support WWF's ongoing conservation work to protect our Arctic, oceans, freshwater and climate.

The event draws Canadians from all walks of life with remarkable personal stories. One Toronto-area man who received open-heart surgery last year is living life to the fullest and has set the CN Tower Climb as his recovery goal, while a visually-impaired Ottawa woman is climbing again this year in celebration of her 50th birthday. Tristan, a ten-year-old from Toronto, is hoping to be the top fundraiser (with a goal of $4,000) when he climbs the tower, and fitness group Training Mobs will show just how hard they have been training for this year's climb.

Please note that all media will be required to sign security waiver forms in order to ascend the tower. Forms will be available at the media desk in the base of the tower.

Where CN Tower
When Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time 5 a.m. Media desk opens
WWF spokespeople and climbers available for interview
5:55 - 6 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony
In front of South entrance to base of CN Tower
6 - 11 a.m. Climb takes place
WWF spokespeople and climbers available for interview
Who • Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF Canada
• Christina Topp, Vice-President, Fundraising, WWF
• Monte Hummel, President Emeritus, WWF (and 22-year climb veteran)
• Shelley Anne Morris, visually-impaired Ottawa woman
• Tristan Collier, ten year-old superstar fundraiser
• Dave Connell, climbing after recovering from open-heart surgery
• Jonas Caruana, Training Mobs co-founder

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people thrive with nature. www.wwf.ca.

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