Media Invite: The Montreal Children’s Hospital teams up with a player of The Montreal Canadiens

Launch Concussion Program and Concussion KiT aimed at preventing brain injuries, raising awareness of symptoms and ensuring a safe return to sports.

Montreal, December 3, 2007— Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Pat Lafontaine, Eric Lindros, careers constantly interrupted and cut short by concussions. What will Patrice Bergeron’s future hold? Who will be next? 

Professional athletes aren’t the only ones sidelined by concussions; Kids are also affected by this form of brain injury . Concussions are frequently sustained while participating in many types of sports and recreational activities.

For this reason, the Trauma experts at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC invite you to a press conference to launch their newly expanded Concussion and Return to Sports Program and their innovative Concussion KiT. They will also share their plans to raise awareness about how to prevent, treat and recover from a concussion. During the press conference, the MCH will introduce the Montreal Canadiens player who will be teaming up with the Hospital to promote their trauma and injury prevention awareness campaign.

WHEN:          Monday December 3 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:       The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC Amphitheatre, 2300 Tupper Street (corner Atwater)

WHO:             Debbie Friedman, Director- MCH Trauma Programs

                        Carlo Galli, Trauma Coordinator –Concussion /Return to Sports Program

                        Montreal Canadiens Player
                        Children who have sustained a concussion will be on hand to answer questions

For more information please call:
Lisa Dutton
Manager, Public Relations and Communications
The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC