March 4, 2008
Media Advisory

York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics granting wishes to some very deserving children


NEWMARKET - York Medics for Kids is pleased to present a cheque for $21,000 to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  This donation will be used to help grant wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 who are suffering with high-risk life-threatening illnesses.   Facilitated through York Medics for Kids, contributions were raised from a successful “2007 Christmas Bash”, including ticket sales and a successful silent auction. 


This year, The Edge 102.1 Host and DJ Martin Streak will conduct the Master of Ceremonies duties.


When:                    Wednesday, March 5th

                                        Cheque presentation at 11:00 a.m.


Where:                  York Region EMS Paramedic Response Station

                              520 Cane Parkway, Town of Newmarket


Who:                      Mark, 13-year-old wish recipient from Holland Landing

                               Martin Streak,  Edge 102.1 Host and DJ

                               Joann Simmons, Commissioner, York Region Community and

                               Health Services

                               Norm Barrette, Acting General Manager, York Region Emergency

                               Medical Services

                               York Medics for Kids organizers


York Medics for Kids has organized fundraising events of this kind for four years and have raised $74,200 for this worthy charity.


Since its 1984 inception, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has granted 13,566 wishes to deserving children.  Among the most popular wish requests are travel, entertainment centres, computer systems and meeting celebrities.


For more information on this event or any EMS-related topic, please contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.


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Media Contact:         Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell 905 716-2717

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