Take the Plunge to Help Stop Kids Cancer Cold

Bring in 2013 with the Sears Great Canadian Chill 
TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Make a splash this New Year's day at the third 
annual Sears Great Canadian Chill. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. brave Chillers will 
plunge into the cold waters of the Ottawa River at Britannia Beach to help 
raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer. Proceeds raised from the 
event by the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation will be evenly allocated 
between patient support at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), 
which includes programs and research in the hospital's Oncology Department, 
and national pediatric oncology research initiatives, such as the Sears 
Childhood Cancer Fellowship. 
"It is so great to have our friends from Sears putting on events like the 
Sears Great Canadian Chill. Their creative commitment to our children and 
youth will truly make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer, and 
we thank them on behalf of the patients at CHEO," Said Fred Bartlett, 
President and CEO of the CHEO Foundation. 
The Chill is a Holiday tradition that encourages participants to dress up in 
outrageous outfits and rush into the icy waters of the Ottawa River. This 
event includes family fun activities such as live entertainment, prizes for 
the top fundraisers and a contest for the zaniest costume. 
"What an invigorating way to kick off the New Year," said Calvin McDonald, 
President and CEO, Sears Canada Inc. "Seeing so many people raise much 
needed funds and brave the cold waters to support the fight against childhood 
cancer has made this inspiring event an annual favourite." 
Participants can log on to www.TheChill.ca or call 1.888.93.CHILL to register 
for the polar bear swim individually or as a team, with friends and family. 
Each registered Chiller can create a participant profile on the website, 
personalize a fundraising page and send donation requests to family and 
friends. Spectators who just want to come down, chill out, not take the 
plunge but cheer on others are very welcome and not required to register. 
General donations or participant sponsorship can be made at TheChill.ca 
website. 
About the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation
The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that 
collects and distributes donations to charitable organizations that support 
Sears Canada's community investment mandate, which is focused on the healthy 
development of children and youth in areas of both health and education. The 
health component is centered on raising awareness and providing funds for 
research and treatment for the fight against childhood cancer. The education 
component is centered on after-school programs and initiatives, which enrich 
children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing 
members of society. 
Contact for Media: Jeff Moore Communications Manager Sears Great Canadian 
Chill 905-407-4163 jmoore@infieldmarketing.com 
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc. 
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