February 15, 2006
Media Release

York Region Paramedics make childrens wishes come true

NEWMARKET York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is pleased to be hosting a celebration where York Medics for Kids will present a cheque for $18,000 to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.  This large monetary donation will be used to help grant wishes to children, age 3-17, who are suffering with high-risk life-threatening illnesses.   Facilitated through York Medics for Kids, contributions were a result of a very successful "2005 Christmas Bash." Money raised from this event included ticket sales and a successful silent auction.

When:     Friday, February 17, 2006
Cheque presentation ceremony at 11:00 am
Where:    York Region Administrative Centre Great Hall
    17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket
Photo Opportunity: Douglas Marshall, past "wish" recipient
and York Medics for Kids organizers
Since it's inception in 1983, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has granted 11,412 wishes to deserving children.  Among the most popular wish requests are travel, entertainment centres, computer systems and meeting celebrities.
For more information on this or EMS-related issues, please contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.york.ca

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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca
Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 4016 or after-hours cell (905) 830-3302
 Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca

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