REMINDER/Media Advisory: Victorias most vulnerable citizens get better access to healthcare with TELUS Health for Good(TM) and Doctors of the World

Interview and Photo Opportunity    

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VICTORIA, British Columbia, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at a community event with local dignitaries, TELUS and Doctors of the World Canada will officially unveil an innovative mobile health “clinic on wheels” which aims to provide access to primary healthcare within the city’s marginalized communities. Details follow.

What   Health for Good launch and community event
    Mobile Health Clinic tours and photo opportunities
    Media Interviews
     
Who:      Interview and photo opportunities:
   
  • Josh Blair, EVP-TELUS Health
  • Nadja Pollaert, Executive Director, Doctors of the World
  • Lisa Helps, Mayor, Victoria, BC
  • Juggy Sihota, Vice President-Consumer Health, TELUS Health
  • Jill Schnarr, VP-Corporate Citizenship & Communications, Community Investment, TELUS
When   Wednesday, July 11, 2018
   
  • 2:30 p.m. PT – Event start
  • 3:00 p.m.PT – Opening remarks
  • 3:30 p.m. PT – Clinic tours, interviews
  • 4:00 p.m. PT – Event concludes
Where   Centennial Square
    1 Centennial Square
    Victoria, BC V8W 1P5

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*Note to editors: Cameras and reporters are welcome to attend.
*Media are encouraged to request and coordinate interviews in advance.

About Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World is an independent international voluntary movement working at home and abroad which promotes and defends access to healthcare for all. Through innovative medical programs and evidenced-based advocacy, Doctors of the World empower excluded people and communities to claim their right to health while fighting for universal access to healthcare.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T) (NYSE:TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13.6 billion of annual revenue and 13.1 million subscriber connections, including 8.9 million wireless subscribers, 1.8 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, video and home security. TELUS is also Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $525 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 8.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 13 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $67 million in support of 6,283 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.   

For more information, please contact:
Richard Gilhooley
TELUS Social and Media Relations
778-868-0235
richard.gilhooley@telus.com

Mélissa Cabana         
Doctors of the World
514-799-8985
Melissa.cabana@medecinsdumonde.ca

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