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January 17, 2003
Media Advisory: Toronto EMS paramedics hold charity fundraiser for Cambodia mission tonight
Emergency Medical Services - A group of Toronto EMS paramedics is holding a
fundraiser tonight to raise money to ship donated medical equipment and
supplies to Cambodia.

On February 3, 10 Toronto EMS paramedics and an emergency department nurse from
Mount Sinai Hospital will travel to Siem Reap in Cambodia to expand the
Emergency Medicine Capacity Building Project started there last June by the
David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). This project will deliver more than
$250,000 worth of medical equipment, in addition to equipping 65 ambulances and
five provincial hospitals and training 68 paramedics and 52 doctors and nurses.

The equipment comes from a Toronto EMS boot, clothing and equipment drive, and
the generous donations of surplus and used equipment from emergency medical
services providers, suppliers and hospitals throughout Canada.

All proceeds of tonight's fundraiser will go to covering the cost of shipping
the donated goods to Cambodia. Admission is $10. The public is welcome.

Date: Friday, January 17
Time: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Place: Mint et Menthe Lounge
647 King Street West (at Bathurst St.)

DMGF welcomes donations of new, surplus or used emergency medical equipment,
including boots and uniforms, for use in its programs. For more information on
the David McAntony Gibson Foundation, see or contact Rahul Singh at

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