News Release: Hike to Help
"Hike to Help"
-For Immediate Release-
Calgary, Alberta. Eighteen year old Kyle Ballantyne from Kingston,
Ontario is taking a "Hike to Help". From September 1-11,
Kyle will be hiking the Rideau Canal Trail to increase awareness
of Down syndrome.
Kyle, whose six year old brother Jacob has Down syndrome, will
start the 11 day hike in Kingston and finish in Ottawa. "My
is to increase Canadian's awareness of Down syndrome." stated
an avid hiker. Kyle will be joined on September 4 by Jacob who
will hike the Pine Haven to Westport portion of the trail.
"I want people to know that the 35,000 Canadians with Down
including my brother Jacob have a lot to offer our country. They
deserve the respect of all Canadians. This hike is just my way of
showing support for my brother."
Established in 1987, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a non-profit
organization, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta that offers advocacy,
education and information to those impacted by Down syndrome including
families, educators, community support workers and health care providers.
For more information on the Hike to Help including sponsorship
donation opportunities, contact Kyle Ballantyne at 613-389-6155
For more information on Down syndrome or the Canadian
Down Syndrome Society contact Elizabeth Dolman, Executive Director
1-800-883-5608 or by viewing the CDSS website at www.cdss.ca.
August 18, 2004.
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