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/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Lace Up for the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes 2013 - Inaugural Scavenger Hunt Launches in Support of Diabetes Research/

Friday, June 07, 2013

/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Lace Up for the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes 2013 - Inaugural Scavenger Hunt Launches in Support of Diabetes Research/

08:00 EDT Friday, June 07, 2013

LAVAL, QC, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This year marks the largest fundraising goal ever, $8 million to support the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. More than 45,000 people across Canada in over 70 communities are expected to "Join the Community" in an effort to reach this monumental goal.

New this year, JDRF and TELUS are launching the first ever TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes Scavenger Hunt to encourage more Canadians to "Join the Community" by walking, pledging, fundraising or donating in support of diabetes research. It's time to dust off those sneakers and join the fun!

On June 9th in Laval, walk alongside participants and search for hidden objects along the walk route for an opportunity to receive a prize. For a chance to win, participants must take a photo of each object they find, and can Tweet them using the official Walk hash tag #TELUSWalk.

What:   Scavenger Hunt - TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
   
When:  June 9, 2013
   
Time:   Registration: 8:30 am
Opening ceremony: 9:45 am
Start of the walk: 10 am
Closing ceremonies: 1:30 pm
   
Where:  Centre de la nature de Laval
   
Who:   JDRF ambassador, Liana, 9 years old, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011; TELUS representative Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health
   
Online:  jdrf.ca/walk

 

SOURCE: JDRF

For further information:

For more information about the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and Scavenger Hunt or to arrange interviews and/or photo opportunities with spokespeople please contact:

NATIONAL Public Relations Contact:
Safia Généreux-Khali
514-497-6074
sgenereux-khali@national.ca 

JDRF Contact:
Cindy Hoffman
438-870-0733
choffman@jdrf.ca

TELUS Contact:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
418-318-6102
jacinthe.beaulieu.@telus.com

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