September 10 to September 14 2005: Golden Horseshoe Marathon Prepares for 212 KM - 5 Day Marathon

Wheel Chair Athletes with the Golden Horseshoe Marathon will make a 5 day, 212 km trak from Niagara Falls, Ontario to the Provincial Parliament buildings at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario, to raise money and awareness for Spinal Regeneration Research at McMaster University.

Hamilton, Ontario (PRWEB) July 13, 2005 -- Since the year 1999, the Golden Horseshoe Marathon has raised funds to support various organizations such as McMaster University, the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Hamilton Resource Centre.

Now, our goal this year is to raise $500,000 for Spinal Cord Regeneration Research at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Science.

Dr. Michel Rathbone and his team of researchers at McMaster University are very close to a breakthrough in stem cell research using stem cells from the bowel which can help regenerate new cell growth.

This research can benefit spinal cord injuries and other neurological diseases.

However, in order to help fund the progress of this very costly and important research, the Golden Horseshow Marathon is at it again, raising money for the benefit of the community and people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological diseases to gain independence.

We need your help to make a dream turn into reality by supporting this year’s Golden Horseshoe Marathon during their 5 consecutive Marathon days completing 42.5 km each day.

Golden Horseshoe Marathon Schedule:
•Day 1:    Niagara Falls to Virgil Town Hall
•Day 2: Virgil to Lincoln Town Hall
•Day 3: Lincoln Town Hall to McMaster University in Hamilton
•Day 4: Hamilton General Hospital to Oakville
•Day 5: Oakville City Hall to Toronto City Hall and then to Queens Park

Throughout the event, the Team and volunteers will be collecting money for Spinal Cord Regeneration Research as well as a variety of special fundraising events sponsored by the Lions Club.

Individuals, schools, organizations and corporations wishing to participate by becoming sponsors of the 2005 Golden Horseshoe Marathon are invited to visit or call (905) 826-8122.

This year, during the Marathon, hourly updates will be available to all members of the media via e-mail and 60 second live remotes with the compliments of the TalkStar Radio Network on the progress of the athletes during their 5 day Marathon.

For more information on the 2005 Golden Horseshoe Marathon, please contact:

Les McLaughlin, Chairman,
The Golden Horseshoe Marathon,
(905) 826-8122


Rob McConnell,
Media and Public Relations,
(905) 575-5916
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The Golden Horseshoe Marathon is affiliated with the International Institute for Spinal Regeneration who maintains their head office in Hamilton, Ontario –

Rob McConnell,
Executive Director,
International Institute for Spinal Regeneration,
762 Upper James Steet, Suite 266,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 3A2
Tel: (905) 575-5916 / Fax: (905) 575-5066

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