September 19, 2006
Media Release

Calling all breastfeeding moms we need you

NEWMARKET –   The Breastfeeding Coalition of York Region is participating in the Breastfeeding Challenge 2006.  This challenge is an international event held annually during World Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7, 2006. 
The goal of the event is to record the most mothers and babies breastfeeding at one location.  Cities across the world take part in this friendly competition.  The goal is to raise awareness about the
health-related benefits breastfeeding provides.
Immediately following the challenge, residents are also invited to participate in the LaLeche League’s Annual Walk for Breasting.

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2006
 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Newmarket Public Library, Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)
 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket 
WHO: All breastfeeding moms and their infants

The Breastfeeding Coalition of York Region is a community partnership involving York Region Health Services and a number of other agencies working together to promote breastfeeding.
For more information on breastfeeding, this event or any other health-related questions contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 ext. 4016 or after-hours pager (905) 830-3302

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