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    Canada's Man In Motion, Rick Hansen, rolls out Wheels In Motion

    Canada's Man In Motion, Rick Hansen, rolls out Wheels In Motion



    TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ -

    What: Rick Hansen and Presenting Partner Scotiabank will launch Rick
    Hansen Wheels In Motion 2003, a national fundraising event that
    aims to raise awareness and funds to help people with spinal
    cord injury and to find a cure. The event will be launched at a
    news conference on Wednesday, January 22.

    Who: Rick Hansen, founder of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion
    Foundation
    Bob Chisholm, Vice-Chairman, Domestic Banking, Scotiabank
    Harley Nott, Chair, Canadian Paraplegic Association
    Dr. Michael Fehlings, Director, Neural and Sensory Science
    Program, Head, Spinal Program, University Health Network, Co-
    Director Rick Hansen SCI-NET Program

    Master of Ceremonies Jeff Adams, the first wheelchair athlete
    to climb the CN Tower.

    Where: Lyndhurst Centre (part of Toronto Rehab)
    520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, Ontario
    (main intersection: Eglinton & Bayview)

    Media are invited for a tour of a rehabilitation area with
    patients actively engaged in their treatments.

    Media may also participate in the news conference by telephone
    at 1-800-814-4860 (please dial in five to 10 minutes in
    advance)

    When: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 (all times Eastern Standard)
    Event launch and speeches 10:00 a.m.
    Audience/media Q&As 10:25 a.m.
    Media Tour & interviews 10:30 a.m.
    Refreshments 10:30 a.m.

    Mr. Hansen and other event guests will also be available for
    one-on-one interviews following the news conference.

    Why: More than 37,000 Canadians are living with a spinal cord
    injury. Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion 2003 is an opportunity for
    people of all ages, backed by pledges and donations, to
    participate in events in their local communities to celebrate
    the spirit of the original Man In Motion World Tour and raise
    awareness and funds. This annual event is the Rick Hansen Man
    In Motion Foundation's new signature event in support of its
    mission to accelerate improvements to the quality of life for
    people living with spinal cord injury and to find a cure.



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    For further information: please contact: Sarah Sugiyama, Rick Hansen Man
    In Motion Foundation, (604) 709-6329, Cell (604) 518-6674,
    ssugiyama@rickhansen.com; Neil Trotter, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
    (416) 866-3708, neil_trotter@scotiacapital.com

    http://www.newswire.ca/releases/Janu.../20/c1416.html
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