MEDIA ADVISORY

26 September 2001


'Round the World Challenge Stops in Sudbury September 27

The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Sudbury on Thursday, September 27, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of Sudbury, and the Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital. Mike Nemesvary, a 40-year-old former World Cup freestyle skiing champion and movie stuntman, who is paralysed from the chest down, is well on his way to becoming the first quadriplegic to drive around the world unassisted.


NOTE: Media interviews are now being booked.


Thursday, September 27, 2001

WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge Team officially welcomed to Sudbury by Mayor Jim Gordon, and Vickie Kaminski, President and CEO of Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital. Press conference and video presentation followed by reception.

WHERE: Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital
41 Ramsey Lake Road
3rd Floor, Classrooms 3A and 3B
Sudbury, Ontario

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
Mayor Jim Gordon, City of Sudbury
Vickie Kaminski, President and CEO, Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital



For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).

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Further information:

Loretta Bostrom
Communications Officer
Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital
705-523-7118
lbostrom@hrsrh.on.ca

Janet Casselman
Communications Manager
‘Round the World Challenge
613-788-2703
(cellular: 613-261-4605)
jcasselman@minto.com