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This Chapter Will Potentially Save A Child’s Life

 (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – September 26th, 2018)  What do 400 volunteers, books as far as the eye can see, helping sick and injured children and raising over $8 million in 58 years have in common? The September sale of the Children’s Hospital Book Market kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th at St. Vital Centre. Over 65 categories on fiction, science, children’s and more are available at unbelievable prices.

“Our volunteers work tirelessly knowing that they are making a difference in the lives of sick and injured children,” states Carol Irving, Children’s Hospital Book Market Coordinator. “Support of the Children’s Hospital Book Market allows for programs like the Book Corner, CHTV – the internal Children’s Hospital commercial-free television station – and the Family Resource library to continue for many years to come.”

“Because of the generosity of the Children’s Hospital Book Market, babies and children get to enjoy story times at the hospital with their favourite library books,” states Emma Robin, Children’s Hospital Librarian. “Books help to normalize and distract children during their hospital stay. Just last year alone, over 1,000 patients at Children’s Hospital had a book read to them by library staff.”

From Thursday, September 27th to Saturday, September 29thth, The Children’s Hospital Book Market will have tables stacked with books ready for sale at St. Vital Centre. E?ach book sold helps the Children’s Hospital Book Market meet their goal of supporting programs at the Children’s Hospital.

“The Children’s Hospital Book Market is a vital fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Foundation,” states Stefano Grande, President  & CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “By coming to St. Vital Centre and purchasing a book, you are contributing to these important support services that will bring comfort to sick children and their families during difficult times. Our thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and St. Vital Centre, for making this successful event possible.”

After a very successful April sale, the Children’s Hospital Book Market is on track to beat the 2017 selling record of $650,333.

The Book Market is open is open Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  For more information, visit goodbear.ca.

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Media Contact:

Tanya Williams, Director, Marketing & Communications, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

twilliams5@hsc.mb.ca, w: 204-787-4080, c: 204-330-2294