December 22, 2009
Media Release

York Region Emergency Medical Services deliver

comfort and warmth to the sick and injured this Christmas Eve
NEWMARKET – York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics will distribute toys this Christmas Eve to children who require paramedic assistance en route to or are in York Region hospital emergency rooms and children’s wards.
2009 marks the fifth consecutive year for the Christmas Eve event. 
Ganz: The Teddy Bear Company has generously donated 350 Webkinz to York Region EMS for distribution.
More than 100 blankets will also be distributed this year to elderly patients in York Region hospital palliative care units.  These blankets are hand-knit and donated by the “Nanny Blanket Drive,” a team of York Region EMS paramedics, family and friends.
Media is invited to interview paramedics as they load teddy bears and blankets into emergency vehicles.
WHEN: Thursday, December 24th
  10 a.m.
WHERE: EMS Paramedic Response Station
  520 Cane Parkway
Town of Newmarket  
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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: 905 716-9753

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