April 26, 2006
Media Release

York Regional Council to proclaim May Easter Seals Month

NEWMARKET – On Thursday April 27th, York Regional Council will proclaim the month of May to be Easter Seals month in celebration of the 30th Annual Persechini Easter Seals Run/Walkathon. 
When:   Thursday, April 27th, 9:30 a.m.
Where:  York Regional Administrative Centre, Council Chambers
   17250 Yonge Street (north of Mulock Drive)
• Bill Fisch, York Regional Chair and CEO
• Joe Persechini, founder of the Annual Persechini Run/Walkathon
• Bruno Tombari, Corporate Chair, Easter Seals
May 28th marks the 30th year for the Annual Persechini Easter Seal Run/Walkathon, to be held in the Town of Newmarket.  The Regional Municipality of York will join with York Regional Police to kick-off its participation in the annual event.
Each year an average of 1,000 people participate in the Persechini Run/Walkathon.  Last year’s event raised more than $100,000 in support of Easter Seals.
To date, more than $3 million has been raised in support of Easter Seals.
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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: Masrine Guthrie-Peart, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1236 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 After-hours pager: (905) 830-3302
 Email: masrine.guthrie-peart@york.ca

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