SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE

SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE

June 12, 2008 12:10 ET

Ride with Lance Campaign to Raise Cancer Funds in Ontario

LANCE ARMSTRONG, SUNNYBROOK’S ODETTE CANCER CENTRE AND GRAND RIVER REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE OFFER CYCLISTS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE TO FIGHT CANCER

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PHOTO OPPORTUNITY--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor and cycling champion, is offering dedicated and recreational cyclists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cycle alongside him in an effort to battle cancer. On Saturday, June 14, 40 cyclists, will take part in Ride with Lance, (www.ridewithlance.ca). Each has raised $25,000 to benefit both Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre and the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, in Cambridge, Ontario.

This is the first time two Ontario regional cancer centres have teamed up to host such a fundraiser that will improve patient care while advancing research at both centres.

Lance Armstrong will be available for a photo opportunity at the beginning of the Ride. Additionally, event and hospital spokespeople will be available for photos and comment.

WHO:
Lance Armstrong (photo op. only)
Phil Liggett, "Voice of Cycling"
Perry Dellelce, Co-Chair, Ride with Lance
Dr. Kevin Higgins, Oncologist, Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre
Dr. Carolyn Campbell, Chief, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

WHEN:
Saturday, June 14, 2008
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. - Media registration
10:15 to 10:45 a.m. - Spokesperson interviews
11 a.m. - Photo op.

WHERE:
Woerner House
2283 Roseville Road (Hwy. 46)
Cambridge

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NOTE: Photographers are encouraged to bring long and short lenses.

To RSVP and for additional information, please contact:

Natalie Chung-Sayers
Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
IN: ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH, MEDIA, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Natalie Chung-Sayers, Communications Advisor
    Primary Phone: 416-480-4040