The James Fund

The James Fund

August 18, 2008 07:00 ET

Reminder: Toshiba Celebrity Golf Classic for The James Fund

Offers the right balance of fun and hope

Attention: Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2008) - The 17th Anniversary of the Toshiba Celebrity Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 18th, 2008, featuring more than thirty Canadian luminaries out for a fun day of golf and a great cause: The James Fund.

The James Fund is Canada's leading fund fighting neuroblastoma, one of the most devastating childhood cancers. Luminaries will include Walter Gretzky, Michael Burgess, Shawn O'Sullivan, Bill Hutchison, Bobby Curtola, and Alan Frew just to name a few. All will be available for a media photo and interview opportunity with Adam, a 5 year old child with neuroblastoma, at 9:00am at the Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg. Other photo and interview opportunities prior to 4pm are also possible.

Monday, August 18th 9:00am
(other individual opportunities prior to 4pm are also available on the course)

- 5 year Adam who has neuroblastoma
- Walter Gretzky
- Shawn O'Sullivan
- Glass Tiger's Alan Frew and Sam Reid
- Bill Hutchison
- And 30 other celebrities
- Syd, Pam, Rebecca and Ben Birrell, James' family
- Diana Birrell of The James Fund and James' aunt

Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg
11191 27 Hwy, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
Copper Creek Phone: (905) 893-3370

The 17th Anniversary of the Toshiba Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids in Toronto. The James Fund was named for Canadian James Birrell who lost his battle to neuroblastoma at age 8 in 2001, but vowed to always keep battling cancer. His spirit inspired countless people around the world, including Hollywood Actor Tom Hanks, who is now The Fund's Honourary Patron.

Neuroblastoma is a horrific childhood cancer affecting the central nervous system that claims one child every 14 hours in Canada and the USA. There are not enough children fighting neuroblastoma to attract the attention of pharmaceutical companies, consequently the mortality rate has remained at 85% for 30 years. It has been left to the neuroblastoma families and their supporters to take matters into their own hands and raise awareness, and funds, to save their children. With the support of families, friends, corporate donors, and now the Toshiba Celebrity Golf Classic, The James Fund has become Canada's leading force in the global fight against neuroblastoma, and one of the leading Neuroblastoma Funds in the world.

/For further information:
Deborah Keegan
Babble On Communications
Tel: (416) 691-5168
Cell: (416) 525-5177

Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Ph: 416.699.1846
Fax: 416.699.1847
Cell: 416.568-5974 (Please note new cell phone number)

Contact Information

  • Deborah Keegan, Babble On Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-691-5168
    Secondary Phone: 416-525-5177