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August 29, 2006
Media Advisory - Mikey Network donates paramedic golf cart and mountain bikes to Toronto Emergency Medical Services
  
Tonight, The Mikey Network will donate a new paramedic golf cart and two mountain bikes to Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The new Mikey golf cart, equipped with a stretcher and defibrillator, and two paramedic mountain bikes will be used by Toronto EMS staff at large special events and gatherings where getting paramedics to patients is difficult using full sized ambulances. Toronto EMS Chief and General Manager Bruce Farr will accept the donation from Hugh Heron of The Mikey Network.

Members of the media are invited to the Richmond Hill Country Club during the dinner portion of the 2006 Mikey Network Golf Tournament for the presentation, and to take photos of the new golf cart.

Date: TONIGHT - Tuesday, August 29
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Richmond Hill Golf and Country Club, 8905 Bathurst St. (north of Highway 407)

The Mikey Network is a non-profit organization working to create public awareness and provide education about heart healthy lifestyles. The Mikey Network is committed to placing MIKEY automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in as many high-risk locations as possible so people affected by sudden cardiac arrest might have a second chance at life. The organization has raised over $500,000 and has placed MIKEYS across Ontario in schools, community centres, municipal offices, libraries, gyms and arenas. This is a major life-saving initiative dedicated to former Heathwood Homes Partner Mike Salem, who died of sudden cardiac arrest on a golf course in 2002.


Media contact:

Larry Roberts
Co-ordinator
Media Relations and Communications
416-392-2255
(cell) 416-708-8125


 

 

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