10 October 2001
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Kingston on Thursday, October 11, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of Kingston, and the Providence Continuing Care Centre. 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.
WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge' Team officially welcomed to Kingston by Mayor Isabel Turner, Dr. Sandra J. Olney PhD, Professor and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Associate Dean (Health Sciences) Queen's University and Dr. Karen Smith, Director of Rehabilitation at the Providence Continuing Care Centre. Press conference and video presentation followed by reception.
Continuing Care Centre
a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001
For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).