For Immediate Release
July 23, 2012
Mike Jones’ Cross-Canada Bike Tour on Home Stretch
HDGH Foundation to celebrate Mike’s return after 10-week ride for improved cardiac care
On Tuesday, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation will welcome home Mike Jones, as he completes his Cross-Canada Bicycle Tour in support of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at HDGH.
Pedaling 6,300-Kilometres from Dawson City, Yukon to Windsor, ON, Mike’s trek across Canada gives hope to cardiac patients who receive a second chance at healthy living following an emergency cardiac care procedure at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital .
Along the way, Mike, 48, raised awareness about the dangers of heart disease in stops at cities and towns across Canada. Over the course of his journey, Mike has raised $19,840 for the HDGH cardiac catheterization lab.
Also on July 24, TD Bank Group will announce a $75,000 donation to the hospital’s Beyond Medicine Campaign, which is raising funds for an expansion that includes a 10,445 square foot Cardiac Care Centre. It will feature two state-of-the-art angioplasty suites that will allow us to treat all of the area’s cardiac patients –especially those in need of emergency procedures – on a 24/7 basis.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Mike home and to celebrate TD Bank Group’s sizeable donation toward the hospital’s Beyond Medicine Campaign,” states Bill Marra, President and Executive Director of the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation. “Their demonstrated commitment and support for Cardiac Care at Hôtel-Dieu Grace is a testament to the dedication and generosity of our community.”
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Mike will enter the hospital through the sliding doors into the Goyeau St. lobby. *** Media requesting a photo opportunities of Mike on his bicycle en route to HDGH in Windsor are asked to contact HDGH later Monday to confirm the route he is taking to the hospital.
Steve Erwin, Director of Communications (519) 973-4433.