Annual ‘Gift of Life Relay Walk’ kicks off
at University Hospital


For Immediate Release:

September 14, 2010



(LONDON, Ontario) – The annual ‘Gift of Life Relay Walk’ is holding its kick-off event at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital (UH). Walkers will begin in London at UH and make their way to Windsor, ON by Saturday, Sept. 18. In its fourth year, the relay helps bring awareness to organ donation and raises funds for both London Health Sciences Centre and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, ON.


Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10:00 a.m. (speakers)

10:30 a.m. (walk begins)


London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road
In front of University Hospital (weather permitting) or
4th Floor, Multi-Organ Transplant Program lobby

*Media are asked to RSVP if they plan to attend this event*

Speakers include:

• Dr. William Wall, Transplant Surgeon, Multi-Organ Transplant Program
• Tom Awad, Transplant Patient and Event Organizer

Interviews and photo opportunities will be made available. After the kick-off, Tom Awad can be contacted directly at 519-819-8555 (cell) during the Relay Walk.


For more information contact:

Stephan Beckhoff
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772


After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communications consultant on-call.