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June 13, 2006
Media Advisory - Fire fighter from France cycling around the world
The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association will present a cheque to a fire fighter from France who has taken a two-year leave of absence to cycle around the world and raise money for a friend’s very ill 5-year-old daughter.

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: Noon
Location: Fire Station 114, 12 Canterbury Place (north of North York Civic Centre)

Laurent Robin, 32, a professional fire fighter from Aix-les-Bains (France) has been riding a recumbent bike around the globe from fire hall to fire hall since August 1, 2004.

The girl, Chloe, is suffering from West Syndrome - a severe form of epilepsy, and requires a unique treatment that has been refined by the Family Research Institute in Oregon. To date, this valiant fire fighter has raised $174,000 of the required $210,000 for the treatment.

Toronto Fire Fighters have opened their arms and doors to welcome Laurent during his stay in Toronto, from June 11 to 16.

For more information about Chloe and the world wide tour visit

Media contacts:

Rick Berenz
Executive Officer
Local 3888

Captain Mike Strapko
Toronto Fire Services



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