Media Advisory - This day in history - May 22, 1987 - Canada's Man In Motion returns home after wheeling 40,000 km. around the world

FEAT INSPIRES DAVID FOSTER'S ST. ELMO'S FIRE

VANCOUVER, May 21 /CNW/ - When you play St. Elmo's Fire, please tell your
listeners about how Rick Hansen inspired David Foster and John Parr to write
the song...
Rick's record-breaking odyssey lasted two years, two months and two days,
over rugged mountain ranges, through scorching deserts, freezing snow,
torrential rains and powerful headwinds.
When he arrived in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to begin the journey home to
Vancouver, thousands of Canadians came out in support and donated millions of
dollars for spinal cord injury (SCI) research, rehabilitation and wheelchair
sport.

TODAY
Rick Hansen is President and CEO of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion
Foundation, which has disbursed more than $118 million to spinal cord injury
programs and research.
Rick's focus is on accelerating the discovery of a cure for spinal cord
injury research.

RICK HANSEN MAN IN MOTION CAMPAIGN 2002 - May 22 to June 30
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Man In Motion
World Tour, Rick is traveling across Canada, to raise awareness and funds for
spinal cord injury research. People can support Rick's dream of a cure by:

- Buying a Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation reflective safety
sticker, available for a minimum $2 donation at Pharmasave and
SportChek.

- Donating on-line at www.rickhansen.org. - Participating in an In Motion Event...check the web for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.rickhansen.org or 1-800-213-2131.



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For further information: Media contacts: Sarah Sugiyama: (604) 822-0129,
cellular (604) 518-6674; Steve Tuckwood: (604) 822-2799, cellular
(604) 729-8731