Pfizer Canada Inc. invests additional funds to enhance awareness of Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team

 Pfizer Canada Inc. invests additional funds to enhance awareness of Sochi 2014  Canadian Paralympic Team  SOCHI, Russia, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games set  to begin in just four days, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to  celebrate and thank long-time premier partner Pfizer Canada Inc., who have  gone above and beyond their sponsorship agreement and made an additional  financial contribution to the Canadian Paralympic Team.  Pfizer Canada is the CPC's longest standing corporate partner, a relationship  that dates back to 1996.  "Canada's Paralympic athletes are such amazing role models to Canadians of all  ages and we're extremely proud of our association with the Canadian Paralympic  Team," said Rhonda O'Gallagher, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer  Canada Inc. "Through our long-standing partnership with the CPC, we aim to  inspire Canadians to live healthy and balanced lives. We're pleased to  announce this contribution of additional funds to help expand awareness and  support the Canadian Paralympic Team."  The enhanced Pfizer activation for Sochi includes the #PfizerInspire campaign,  which gives fans a behind the scenes view of the Paralympic journeys of sledge  hockey goalie Benoit St-Amand and para-Nordic skier and biathlete Mark Arendz.  Follow along at and  The Paralympic Games run March 7 to 16. Canada has sent a world-class  contingent of 54 athletes and has medal chances in all sports: para-alpine  skiing, para-Nordic skiing, biathlon, sledge hockey, wheelchair curling and  para-snowboard.  "We truly appreciate Pfizer's long standing commitment to the Canadian  Paralympic Team and this additional investment shows how powerful our  partnership is," said François Robert, Executive Director, Partnerships, for  the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "Our sincere thanks to Pfizer and to all  our corporate, sport and government partners for everyone's incredible support  of Team Canada in Sochi and beyond. Go Canada go!"  About Pfizer in Canada  Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the  world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care  portfolio includes some of the world's best known and most prescribed  medicines and vaccines. At Pfizer, we're working together for a healthier  world. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit or you can follow us  on Twitter ( or Facebook (  About the Canadian Paralympic Committee  The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with  25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic  Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's  leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a  sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the  podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance  athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian  Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved  in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more  information, visit    SOURCE  Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)  Alison Korn Team Canada Press Chief SOCHI Cell: 938-454-3162 [dial 011-7 from  Canada]  Heather Bisset Pfizer Canada Inc. Manager, Corporate Affairs 1-866-973-4937  Follow the Canadian Paralympic Committee:  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  CO: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) ST: Ontario NI: SPORTS MTC FND FLOWS  
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